Lawmakers say giving illegal immigrants the right to drive will make everyone on the roads safer. Representative Edward Acevedo says it'll help police officers identify who's behind the wheel during traffic stops.
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According to the Illinois Highway Safety Coalition, unlicensed immigrant drivers rack up about 64-million dollars worth of vehicle damage claims a year. If this becomes law, the driver's will be issued a temporary license. But, the license will be invalid if they don't carry auto insurance. The immigrants will not be allowed to use the temporary license as a form of identification to board a plane or get a FOID card. The bill now goes to the full House for a vote.