Monday, 08 September 2014 20:53

Texas Again Debating Whether to Give Driver's Licenses to Illegal Immigrants

The State of Texas is again debating whether to grant driver's licenses, or some form of driver's license, to illegal immigrants.

The Texas Legislature has repeatedly debated, and ultimately rejected, the idea of granting driver's licenses to people in the state illegally.

But State Rep. Byron Cook (R-Corsicana) says it would make our roads safer, because motorists with licenses also have to get car insurance.

"The State of Utah passed a similar statute in 2005," Cook said.  "The program has worked extremely well, their uninsured motorist rate is currently at 5% while the Texas rate is more than 14%."

Steve McCraw, who heads the Texas DPS, agreed with Cook's conclusions.

"The more people who have drivers licenses, the more people who have insurance, the better," he said.

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