In 2005, Utah was the first state to permit “driving privilege cards” for undocumented immigrants. The law was created for the safety of motorists, since the government claims that many immigrants will drive regardless of licensing. It is a different color than a regular drivers license and must be renewed every year as opposed to once every five years for a normal one. The legislation ensures that undocumented immigrants learn about driving laws, driver safety and obtain insurance.
Ten years later there are eleven more states following suit with others thinking about implementing this change. The District of Columbia, New Mexico, Washington, California, Maryland, Connecticut, Vermont, Colorado, Illinois, Nevada, Delaware and Hawaii all allow unauthorized immigrants to legally drive.
Understanding your rights in obtaining a license is an important part of the process. Traffic accidents and violations are a serious issue without a license and it’s important to protect yourself and your family. If you have any questions about undocumented immigrant licensing in Utah, feel free to contact us. Your information is just a phone call away.
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