California Study Finds Licensed Illegal Immigrants Would Lead to Fewer UM Claims

January 18, 2013

A California study shows drivers’ licenses for illegal immigrants would make streets safer.

The Department of Motor Vehicles report says unlicensed drivers in the state, most of them illegal immigrants are nearly three times likely to cause a deadly crash.

The Los Angeles Times reported passing a written exam and driving test could improve road safety and reduce fatalities.

It’s the DMV’s first significant analysis of unlicensed drivers in 15 years and it adds to the debate over driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants.

Immigrant rights groups say that drivers’ licenses for illegal immigrants would also reduce costly uninsured motorist claims. Insurance companies paid out $634 million in claims for collisions related to uninsured motorists in 2009, the most recent figures available.

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  • January 21, 2013 at 9:56 pm
    Dave Francis says:
    ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS NOT LEGAL IMMIGRATION? Hundreds of thousands, perhaps even millions of people are avidly attentive to every word that springs from the lips of President... read more

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