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A brief history of the N.C. driver's license

State driver's licenses have been restricted in the past decade.

In the late 1990s, a group of officials in Gov. Jim Hunt's administration worked with Latino leaders to address the problem of illegal immigrants driving on state roads.

Their solution was to expand the ways that the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles could determine residency, including accepting utility bills and lease agreements. The goal was to get immigrants to drive legally and get car insurance.

After the 9/11 attacks, concerns about security led lawmakers to turn instead to the Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, which is issued to anyone working in the U.S. regardless of immigration status.

Though that added a new hoop for some illegal immigrants to get a license, it did not make it impossible. Over the following three years, the DMV issued about 179,000 licenses to people who only had taxpayer ID numbers.

In 2004, the DMV went a step further. Facing concerns about fraud and identity theft, it stopped accepting the matricula consular, a form of identification issued by the Mexican government, among other foreign documents.

And in 2006, legislators ordered the agency to stop accepting taxpayer ID numbers, making it impossible for illegal immigrants to get a state driver's license. However, they stopped short of ordering a recall of older licenses issued with the numbers.

When those licenses expire, drivers will not be able to renew them.


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Re: A brief history of the N.C. driver's license

This has nothing to do with the article. I'm writing a paper for a class, and need to find out when it was made law that a person was to be 16 years old to get a drivers license. Can anyone help me out?

Re: A brief history of the N.C. driver's license

I am a NC drivers license holder. I was trapped for 90 in a 60 while
driving in SC. The magistrate stated that I could plead no contest,
the points would not show up on my NC license, and the penalty would
be reduced to 4 points (which did not affect me, he said). 4 points
is 'over 15 mph over but under 25 mph over.' I took this bargain.
That was August of 2002.

The violation never appeared on my NC license, and likewise never
showed up on my NC insurance through any consumer groups of any kind.
I have even changed insurance carriers since then.

I have accepted a full time position in SC starting late January,
2004. I could live in either SC or NC due to the job's location. I
would prefer SC, as the taxes are slightly less, cost of living is
less, etc. However, whether I live in SC or not largely depends on
the situation about the ticket.

My question is whether I will recieve a SC drivers license with the SC
violation on it, even though I was a NC driver when the violation
occured. If so, will the violation be accompanied by the 4 points.
If this is the case, how could that affect my insurance? I plan on
celebrating my employment fresh out of college with an expensive car,
so insurance will already be a little high. I would love for it not
to be higher. How long will the violation be active on my record (I
believe in NC the duration is 3 years)? Would there be a way to
further reduce the penalty before/after I move to SC?

I have searched extensively, but mine seems to be a unique situation
where no one moves to the state where the non-resident violation
occured. Unfortunately, SC has limited information on it's DMV
website. I also have never had any moving violations on my NC
license, so nothing would transfer to SC from NC but a big fat zero.

I think these questions are very closely related, so if you find that
one source, youve made my day! Thanks for any help you can provide!

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Re: A brief history of the N.C. driver's license

No, its about NC democrackkk FAILURE to enforce the law, clueless.

Re: A brief history of the N.C. driver's license

...and hopefully that will be the moment that they are also deported back to the homeland of their origin, until they can follow the rules. - FFC1304

Well, I hope you're prepared to drive them, there, FFC, because I certainly don't want unlicensed, uninsured drivers on the road while I'm out there driving.

It's not about immigration, it's about safety.

Re: A brief history of the N.C. driver's license

...and hopefully that will be the moment that they are also deported back to the homeland of their origin, until they can follow the rules.

It certainly is nice that you trace this massive problem back to NONE other than the NC Father of CORRUPTION, James B. Hunt!

Does Mexico, et al. offer immigration, legal or otherwise? no?

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