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Old 03-01-2007, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Lake Norman Area
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I remember not too long ago when I wanted a drivers license. I was 15. I had to attend first a drivers education class, 2 weeks of it I believe, then a written test. Then I had to drive with an instructor. After that I had a drivers permit. I had to drive with one of my parents in the front passenger seat for close to a year. After that, if I had no tickets, I could apply for a drivers license. I went to DMV, took another written test, and had an instructor ride with me to make sure I knew how to drive, then I got my drivers license. (With restrictions on that as well as minors could only drive from school and work between certain hours, now there are even more restrictions.)

All that for a drivers license.

How can somone, who speaks little to no English, simply show some lame ID to DMV, and be issued a license without even going through what I had to go through?

Seems what I went through was so pointless since there are probably millions of drivers on our roads now who simply showed ID and was issued a license.

This is more of a statement but I have always wondered about it.
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Old 03-01-2007, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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It basically means they trust kids on the road less than illegals. my son went through the very same thing, it has actually gotten harder for kids in some states. But somelady here was just arrested for selling Drivers licenses to illegals.
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Old 03-01-2007, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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I posted somewhere yesterday that a lady in my town was given out fake id's, she worked for DMV. I'm glad her butt is going to jail.

I had to do what you did Carolina-Native......

Here they get a different driving test, then say you and I.
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Old 03-01-2007, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Lake Norman Area
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Not to mention there is almost no way to know someones true identity. Many have several different names, and multiple IDs. Get a ticket on one ID, drive with the other ID.
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Old 03-01-2007, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I posted somewhere yesterday that a lady in my town was given out fake id's, she worked for DMV. I'm glad her butt is going to jail.

I had to do what you did Carolina-Native......

Here they get a different driving test, then say you and I.

They just busted two people near where I live about two months ago at DMV for selling drivers license. I think it's a bigger problem than we realize, a lot of people haven't been caught yet. I'm sure it's happening in lots of states.
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Old 03-01-2007, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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It basically means they trust kids on the road less than illegals. my son went through the very same thing, it has actually gotten harder for kids in some states. But somelady here was just arrested for selling Drivers licenses to illegals.

My 16 yr. old grandaughter wants her license, but she has to complete the driver education system before she can get a license, also can't her insured without it either.
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Old 03-01-2007, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Two weeks ago here there were five mexicans in traffic court for driving with no operators license, they were each fined $10.00 + court cost... totals out about $57.50 fine. Could anyone here get off that easy for the same offense?
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Old 03-01-2007, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Two weeks ago here there were five mexicans in traffic court for driving with no operators license, they were each fined $10.00 + court cost... totals out about $57.50 fine. Could anyone here get off that easy for the same offense?
No my husband was going 8 miles over the speed limit and had a 250.00 dollar ticket, we had just moved here and hadnt registered the truck yet and got fined another 400 for that!!!! We were a day over the deadline to register.
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Old 03-01-2007, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Two weeks ago here there were five mexicans in traffic court for driving with no operators license, they were each fined $10.00 + court cost... totals out about $57.50 fine. Could anyone here get off that easy for the same offense?

See, that's a friggen joke. Again, they get special treatment.

Where I am, they can drive without a license, insurance and valid tags. The cops say their hands are tied, there's nothing the can do.

How would they fine them anyway - I mean if they were to get summons to court, how would they know who is who, since many carry the same first and last name.
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Old 03-01-2007, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Oh Nea - I can relate. My tags expired the day before, I got pulled over for speeding - I was patted down by a male cop. Handcuffed, taken to the station. Questioned - Like what am I doing in Kansas - i just moved from VA a few weeks before. I had valid insurance, so they let me go. I can't remember what the fine was, but it was over 150.00, plus I had to go to court, which was 120 miles away!!!!
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