A Nationwide drivers license?

United States
February 5, 2007 10:57am CST
I read in the morning paper that someone in Congress wants a nationwide drivers license. This means you would get just one and it would be good in all states. At first glance I thought "how great" Having lived in three states and having to apply and pass driving test in two of them. I know how to drive I have a license, for goodness sake. Then I thought about the money. After all isn't always about the money. The state would be totally against this. The amount of money they collect from issuing drivers licenses must be enormous. So how do you feel?
3 responses
@sharon613 (2324)
• United States
6 Feb 07
This system unfortunately has taken affect. Florida refused to give me my licence back due to it being revoked over 3 years ago in New york with a stupid incident that took place.
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@shambuca (2560)
• United States
5 Feb 07
I thik if they went about it the right way the states could still profit from it but I think it would be a great asset to finding people who are driving on the revoked list in another state, so many people just apply for a license in another state when they have lost their license in their state and end up in accidents or worse killing someone w=cause they are a drunk driver or whatever- if there was a nationwide lisence this would probably cut down on much of that.
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@speakeasy (4215)
• United States
6 Feb 07
The nationwide drivers license has already been passed and is a law. The states are required to use the same documentation requirements in order to issue a new license, all licenses must be made the same way (same format) and logged into a nationwide database. The states have to get ready to do this by 2008 and people from any state that does not meet the requirements will not be able to use their driver's license to board aircraft, get passports, etc. Several states are fighting this because of the cost to implement and loss of autonomy. It will not change the fees that they receive for driver's licenses or tests needed to get a license. The purpose of the new law is to cut down on illegal immigrants getting driver's licenses which they then use to try to fool other people into thinking they are here legally.
• United States
8 Feb 07
thanks for the info, the articule I read didn't mention that it was already law. Just that the state was going to fight it. It does make sence though.