As if they couldn't make license pictures any more awkward. Now, in some states, they're banning smiles. It has to do with a new facial recognition software that works best when people have "neutral expressions." But it sounds like the DMV really just wants to suck all the joy out of people that they possibly can.
Or are they working on their 1800s family portrait collection? There's no smiling when you have to worry about Yellow Fever!
I wouldn't suggest going vigilante on the DMV, but if you want to fight the man and smile at the last second, so be it.