Ian Harris is challenging the use of wearing religious headgear in DVLA licence photos, by wearing a colander on his head.
It’s not quite something everyone thinks to do, but Ian believes he should fight for his ‘right’ to wear a metal bowl on his head.
He reckons he should be allowed to wear the hat due to his spiritual connection with the Flying Spaghetti Monster… Anyway.
I’m fighting for the right to have my religious headgear shown on my photo. I don’t understand the DVLA should be able to discriminate whether my religion is valid.
I have a spiritual connection with the Flying Spaghetti Monster, until they have brain probes how are they going to say I don’t.
Our religion is a minority but the DVLA is discriminating because it allows people who practice major religions to wear headgear in picture.
A spokesperson for DVLA has stated:
The photograph must be clear and be a current likeness to allow the police to link the driver to driving entitlement held without confusion or ambiguity.
Headgear is generally not acceptable, but may be permissible on religious or medical grounds and any exemptions are dealt with on a case by case basis.
Some how I don’t think he’s going to get away with it.