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New Jersey To Mandate English Only License Exams?


New Jersey To Mandate English Only Driver's Exams?New Jersey and a few other states are considering mandating English-only license exams.

“New Jersey law now offers licensing for personal licenses in 10 languages. Anyone unable to read one of those languages can arrange for an interpreter to help during an oral examination,” Land Line Magazine reported. “Would-be truck drivers already are limited to English-only testing.”

A bill that is currently in the Senate would require all licensees to be proficient in English for the written and skills portion of the exam, which includes the road sign portion.  Interpreters would be prohibited.

“Supporters say they are concerned that people are allowed to drive on roads without a command of the English language. They say it’s a matter of safety,” the magazine reported.

To read more about this proposed legislation, follow this link to Land Line Magazine.  

Drivers, what are your thoughts?  Should all driver’s exams be English only?


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