Oregon's unlicensed, uninsured driving rates almost unchanged since 2008 law tightening identification requirements

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Yuxing Zheng
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Thursday, January 23, 2014
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Oregon Issues
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The rate of Oregon drivers who are unlicensed and uninsured remains largely unchanged since a 2008 law tightened identification requirements to obtain driver's licenses, a state report shows.

The Oregon Department of Transportation report comes months before voters in November will decide whether to grant driving privileges to Oregonians who can't prove their legal presence. The Legislature last year approved offering four-year driver cards, but opponents successfully referred the issue to voters....

It found that the rate of unlicensed, uninsured drivers declined by 0.14 percent between July 2007 and July 2013.

Learn more about the referendum campaign to overturn the new law giving driver cards to illegal aliens at the Protect Oregon Driver Licenses website.