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Here at Aceable, we help people get their driver licenses. And since there's a listicle for everything these days, we thought we'd make one for driver license designs, ranking them worst to best.

A note about driver licenses: There's lots of restrictions when it comes to designing them due to a recently passed Act of Congress called Real ID. This act requires state IDs, or driver licenses, to have tons security features that they didn't have before -- so if your license design has changed in the last few years, that's probably why. While not all driver licenses are currently Real ID compliant, state governments are working toward it because citizens boarding an airplane will be required to have Real ID by 2020.

In short, don't take these driver license design rankings too seriously. The design is less important than what they enable you to do (drive, duh.) But if your state ranks at the top of the list, definitely brag about it. Now on to the rankings!

51. Oklahoma

I'm so sorry, Oklahoma, but you're last.

(http://newsok.com/article/3703634)

50. New Hampshire

Couldn't find a good image of a New Hampshire driver license, so by default ...

49. Illinois

Designer: What you want, fam?

Driver License Office Employee: You know the patterns that a lie detector makes?

Designer: Say no more.

(http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160118/news/160118993/)

48. Oregon

Should we color in the rest? Nah, just leave it white.

(https://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/DMV/pages/driverid/samplecards.aspx)

47. Ohio

Ohio did color in the rest.

(http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2015/01/blue-green_ohio_drivers_licens.html)

46. Utah

Keepin' it minimalistic.

(https://publicsafety.utah.gov/2016/06/28/utah-driver-license-division-introduces-new-cards/)

45. Louisiana

The best part of this sample license is that that's not even a picture of a real human, but rather what appears to be a VINTAGE BARBIE.

(http://www.nola.com/news/baton-rouge/index.ssf/2015/03/louisiana_office_of_motor_vehi.html)

44. Pennsylvania

Simple and straightforward.

(http://www.dmv.pa.gov/PublishingImages/PA_DL_Adult_Organ_Donor%201.jpg)

43. Indiana

Very pink.

(http://cbs4indy.com/2016/04/18/bmv-secureid-to-replace-drivers-license-requirement-for-domestic-flights/)

42. Connecticut

Also pink. Plus, sail boats.

(http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Pretty-Pink-Licenses-Coming-to-Your-Manly-Wallet.html)

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41. Nebraska

Feel like that's the palace in the Wizard of Oz.

(http://www.dmv.nebraska.gov/dvr/nddl/)

40. Washington

I see you Mount Olympus.

(http://www.dol.wa.gov/driverslicense/licenseexamples.html)

39. South Dakota

Mount Rushmore is cooler cause it has faces.

(http://www.keloland.com/news/article/other/new-sd-driver-license-could-curb-illegal-drinking)

38. Massachusetts

There's a lot happening.

image via Twitter.com/MassDOT

37. New Jersey

Ooh, capitol fading into state outline.

(http://www.nj.com/traffic/index.ssf/2014/11/quiz_can_you_pass_the_new_jersey_drivers_license_e.html)

36. Vermont

Green, naturally.

(http://www.sevendaysvt.com/vermont/is-this-id-for-real-new-vermont-card-stirs-privacy-worries/Content?oid=2295986)

35. South Carolina

Palmetto! Iconic.

(http://www.scnow.com/news/state/article_ff617500-731a-5067-9c95-84de428be1ef.html)

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34. Michigan

Nice bridge.

(http://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,1607,7-127--253344--,00.html)

33. Iowa

Wind power for the win.

(http://www.iowadot.gov/mvd/driverslicense/renewal.htm)

32. North Carolina

No Wright Bros. airplane?

image via NCDOT.gov

31. Wisconsin

Sorry, Wisconsin, but everyone did the capitol building thing.

(http://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/dmv/license-drvs/how-to-apply/mailed.aspx)

30. Kansas

Another capitol building.

image via KSN.com

29. Alabama

Capitol building, again.

(http://www.alea.gov/Home/wfContent.aspx?ID=30&PLH1=plhDriverLicense-Veterans)

28. New York

Very periwinkle.

(https://dmv.ny.gov/id-card/sample-photo-documents)

27. Virginia

Looks like it could be foreign currency.

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(http://pilotonline.com/news/new-virginia-driver-s-license-focuses-on-security/article_c477bb95-830a-53aa-b269-a2ce92b0c225.html)

26. Missouri

Home Home Alton Alton Telegraph The first of many licenses that went with the city skyline concept.

(http://www.kmbc.com/article/missouri-gov-nixon-wants-license-law-changed/3692157)

25. Texas

Ditto Missouri.

(http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Smile-There-is-a-New-Drivers-License-Design.html)

24. Tennessee

Ditto Missouri, ditto Texas.

(http://wkrn.com/2011/03/16/tenn-unveils-new-driver-licenses/)

23. Nevada

A+ use of wildlife.

(http://www.dmvnv.com/dldesign.htm)

22. Minnesota

The gradient on that font, though.

(https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/dvs/Pages/drivers-license-information.aspx)

21. Alaska

Mountains plus lots o' squiggles.

(http://doa.alaska.gov/dmv/license/)

20. Georgia

Them Georgia peaches.

image via Team.Georgia.gov

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(http://www.cf.edu/go/enroll/international/current-students/florida-license-and-ids)

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18. West Virginia

Ooh, an actual photograph of mountains this time.

(http://www.transportation.wv.gov/DMV/Drivers/Pages/Drivers-Licenses.aspx)

17. Washington DC

Looks like a purple-y map of Europe.

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(http://wamu.org/story/14/04/21/what_you_need_to_know_about_dcs_new_drivers_licenses/)

16. Arkansas

Executed the ombré effect well.

(http://www.dfa.arkansas.gov/offices/driverServices/Pages/samples.aspx)

15. Mississippi

Spirograph pattern on point.

(http://wjtv.com/2016/08/15/new-mississippi-drivers-license/)

14. Montana

Not the best of the mountain-themed licenses, but also not the worst.

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(http://missoulian.com/ravalli/news/state-and-regional/new-look-licenses-rolled-out-across-montana/article_05789b77-f792-59f1-b8d5-095fa9f9da87.html)

13. California

Bears!

(https://cadmv.wordpress.com/tag/issue-date/)

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12. Arizona

The Grand Canyon. Nice, but predictable.

(https://azdot.gov/media/News/news-release/2014/06/16/arizona's-redesigned-driver-license-new-process-now-effective)

11. Kentucky

Pleasant-looking pastures.

(http://transportation.ky.gov/pages/digital-drivers-license.aspx)

10. Idaho

Pretty scenery, soothing colors.

(http://itd.idaho.gov/itddmv/)

9. Maryland

Abstract. Also, the only license to fully utilize the state flag.

(http://www.delmarvanow.com/story/news/local/maryland/2016/05/09/mva-unveils-new-maryland-licenses-ids/84147078/)

8. Delaware

Tropical looking (despite Delaware not being very tropical).

(https://www.dot.nd.gov/divisions/driverslicense/dlrequirements.htm)

7. Wyoming

Bucking broncos. Cowboys. The epitome of the wild, wild west.

(http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/wyoming/wyoming-driver-s-licenses-ids-redesigned/article_454571d0-b326-11df-a08f-001cc4c002e0.html)

6. North Dakota

Bison!

(https://www.dot.nd.gov/divisions/driverslicense/dlrequirements.htm)

5. Maine

Moose! (cuter than bison)

(http://www.maine.gov/sos/news/2011/goldstarfamilymilitarydesign.html)

4. Colorado

Font. Color palette. Yes.

(https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dmv/newlook)

3. New Mexico

Desert scenes and geometric patterned everything.

(http://nmpoliticalreport.com/28823/house-drivers-license-bill-passes-committee-headed-to-floor-debate-nmleg/)

2. Rhode Island

Sailboats, rocky cliffs, the setting for a Nicholas Sparks novel.

(http://www.dmv.ri.gov/)

1. Hawaii

Also known as the fake ID McLovin' had in Superbad. See, this is why there are Real ID laws.

(http://www.staradvertiser.com/2014/04/30/breaking-news/new-documents-required-starting-thursday-for-drivers-licenses/)

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