Expanding access to driver’s licenses to more qualified New Jersey drivers will increase public safety in the following ways:
Strengthening cooperation between immigrant communities and law enforcement:
- By granting access to a state-issued identification card, immigrant New Jerseyans will be more comfortable interacting with law enforcement, including reporting crimes serving as witnesses in criminal investigations..
- When more motorists are registered and licensed, law enforcement will be able to hold more motorists accountable for their driving records.
- New Jersey municipal courts and jails will be less burdened by cases of individuals who are charged with driving without a license or insurance.
- Utah, New Mexico, and Washington state for example have seen lower fatal accidents after expansion of access to driver’s licenses.
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