DREAM Action NIU Goes to Springfield, IL!

Posted by luis27lopez21 on November 26, 2012 at 6:00 AM

DREAM Action NIU will go to Springfield, IL this Tuesday, November 27th, 2012 to support the bill that will give driver's licenses to undocummented immigrants in Illinois. This bill will be a relief to families of undocumented immigrants who have to drive but cannot get a driver's license for lack of a social security number. 

This are some of the benefits of Driver’s Licenses for ALL Illinois Motorists:

  • Police will be able to use licenses to identify motorists during stops and check their traffic records.
  • First responders and health care providers will be able to use the license to identify the individuals they are assisting.
  • Drivers will be more likely to stay at the scene of an accident to aid police and emergency workers and to exchange insurance information with other affected motorists.
  • Limited court time and jail space will be less burdened with cases of drivers who are there solely for driving without a license or insurance. In Lake County, 470 (28%) of all motorists booked at the county jail for traffic offenses from October 2011 through September 2012 were undocumented immigrants who could not get licenses.
  • As more drivers get insured, the numbers of accidents involving uninsured motorists will decline, the costs of such accidents—and the premiums to cover them–will decline, and insurance rates will fall for everyone. If half of the 250,000 unlicensed immigrants got licensed and insured, premiums would drop by $46 per policy.

source: http://highwaysafetycoalition.org/facts-about-drivers-licenses/how-illinois-benefits-when-all-motorists-get-licensed/

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