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New law allows immigrants to get temporary license

Posted: Monday, Feb 4th, 2013




ILLINOIS — A new Illinois law will allow all motorists, regardless of citizenship, to be properly licensed and insured when driving on Illinois roads.

An estimated 250,000 immigrant motorists are on Illinois roads daily, and these unlicensed drivers present a serious, but preventable safety risk to all Illinois drivers.

On Jan. 27, Governor Pat Quinn was joined by legislators, community leaders and public safety advocates to sign into law a bill that will help ensure every Illinois motorist is properly licensed to drive.

“Driving means taking responsibility for your safety and the safety of others on the road,” Quinn said. “Despite the stalemate on immigration reform in Washington D.C., Illinois is moving forward. This common sense law will help everybody, regardless of their background, learn the rules of the road, pass a driving test and get insurance. As a result, our roads will be safer, we will create more access to job opportunities and our economic growth will be strengthened.”

For the complete article see the 02-03-2013 issue.

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