State Senator Bill Brady says he will support restricted driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants. The Bloomington Republican says this will improve traffic safety and lower insurance costs by encouraging those now unable to drive legally to get driver tests, licenses, and insurance. Brady says he is happy sponsors of the bill have addressed his concerns and included provisos that the temporary visitor licenses cannot be used for identification purposes other than driving, or to register to vote, board an airplane, or buy a firearm. Brady says the state of Utah saw a dramatic increase in the number of insured motorists after that legislature approved a similar measure. By attaching the bill to an existing program for legal immigrants, the measure potentially sidesteps objections that would apply to regular licenses which require a social security number.
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