the facts:

States & District with Driver Permits

As of July 2019,  the following allow immigrants to receive a non-REAL ID* compliant driver license if they meet all the requirements: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, New Mexico, New York, Nevada, Utah, Vermont, Washington and the District of Columbia. 



Reduction in Hit & Run Accidents

A 2017 Stanford University study found a 10% (4,000 incident) decrease in hit-and-run accidents attributable to California’s law expanding access to driver’s licenses (AB 60) saved $3.5 million in out-of-pocket expenses, and transferred $17 million in costs to at-fault drivers (meaning that accident costs were charged

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A 2017 Stanford University study found that victims of road accidents saved $3.5 million in out-of-pocket expenses, and transferred $17 million in costs to at-fault drivers due to decrease in hit-and-run accidents and incresase in auto insurance.

Increased insurance coverage

The California Department of Insurance found n 2015, the first year after the passage of AB 60, the number of insured vehicles increased by 200,000.

Lower insurance rates

The Southern Economic Journal found in 2015 that states that did allow driver permits for immigrants had increased insurance rates as more drivers were uninsured.

Increase in organ donors

California experienced a surge in registered organ donors after the implementation of A.B. 60.

* Non-REAL ID drivers licenses are not accepted by federal agencies such as the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).  As such they cannot be used as identification to board a flight.

 The facts are clear, from safer roads, to economic growth, to lower insurance rates, driver permits are good for our country.