A European template has been developed for driving licenses. It presents common characteristics for all EU nations, although security features may vary from one country to another.
It is always pink, the issuing country is shown at the top left in the middle of the EU flag and information is codified to be recognisable across the EU In 2015, the United Kingdom added its flag in addition to the EU flag on their driving licenses. As the UK does not issue identity cards, it is possible to obtain a driving license that does not give the right to drive, which is used to prove identity.
In North America, the AAMVA has published a standard for making the look and content of driving licenses more uniform across the region.
As a driving license is widely used as proof of identity in North America, some states have opted to issue identity cards for non-drivers that have the same characteristics as a driving license.