Currently, Missouri allows potential drivers to take the test in one of twelve different languages (including Bosnian). Only drivers aiming for permission to drive big rigs are required to show proficiency in English.
The Missouri bill's sponsor, Republican Jerry Nolte, apparently told the P-D at some point that he's hoping to improve "safety" on the roads, not (as you might assume) make Missouri completely unappealing to immigrants.
We're looking for a study -- any study -- that shows a link between not speaking fluent English and bad driving. So far, nichts. Let us know if you know of any empirical evidence related to this effort, because at this point, we're pretty skeptical.
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