Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White says a recently enacted law will cost his department at least a million dollars he didn’t plan for but, will make the roads safer. Temporary drivers licenses are going to be issued beginning later this month for those “undocumented residents” who have lived in the state for at least a year.
“The roads are going to be alot safer because you will have to take a vision test, prove your residency, pass the rules of the road, and then the driver’s test. The license is only good for three year period of time” says White.
Those wishing to apply can prove their residency with a utility bill or pay stub but they must make an appointment. Springfield and Chicago driver service facilities will be the first to roll out the program.