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Unlicensed Drivers More Likely to Cause Deadly Crashes

A new government study heats up the debate over whether illegal immigrants should get driver’s licenses.A study by the Department of Motor Vehicles reveals unlicensed drivers are nearly three times as likely to cause a deadly crash as licensed drivers. Many unlicensed drivers are undocumented immigrants.The report suggests that passing a written exam and driving test would reduce the number of deadly crashes in California. Immigrant’s rights supporters say allowing illegal immigrants to get a license to drive would make our roads safer.Critics say giving driver’s licenses to non-citizens rewards illegal behavior.Last year, Governor Brown signed a law allowing people who are part of a federal work program to get a license.

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