I already know this is terrible UX for the user but I wanted to get your feedback as I cannot find any examples or data to help build a solid argument against putting this on a sign up form, aside from the obvious best practices of only asking the absolute necessary things to create an account etc.
This idea coming down from up top (management) is, if we ask the user their Drivers License # first on our sign up page we can populate the First Name, Last Name, DOB for them, sounds like a good idea right?...
I personally believe less than 10% of people know their Drivers License # off the top of their head, but cannot find any data to support that.
This just seems highly unconventional. I believe the ONLY sign up form that asks your Drivers License # is when you sign up for Auto Insurance and I can't even verify that... We however are NOT an insurance company and have nothing to do with cars.
Any help/comments/data would be greatly appreciated.