English-only Drivers Exams for Missouri.

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  1. IntoxicatingToxin

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    I think, and this is strictly my opinion, that anything involving citizen rights and privileges needs to be in English. Before I get jumped on...I'm dating a Mexican man who speaks broken English and misspells or uses the wrong word on almost everything but he makes a great effort to adjust to the American way of life and that means learning English to the best of his ability
     
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    I see it both ways, too. Not just from the point of needing to learn English on at least a passable level just to work within the framework of society as a whole, but IMO, it's a safety issue.

    If a person doesn't have enough of a grasp of the English Language to understand the road signs, and what they mean, then that is a serious safety problem. Ditto for being able to understand the driver's manual.

    Conversely, however, I do see this as a bit of a way to enhance racial profiling, and pick and choose who they allow to drive and be "full" citizens of the country or state.
     
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    anniny, I'm pretty much on the same page as you. Does anyone know if any other states do this??
     
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    I'm more concerned about uninsured and unlicensed drivers than any other issues on the road.

    In my state, all of the road signage and motor vehicle regulations are in English, so I would think one should be able to read and understand them in order to safely drive.
     
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    Georgia, Alabama and Texas appear to be looking at this law as well.
     
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    Just another way to alienate undesirables. Or 'foreigners', as they're commonly known.
     
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    Explain.....please.
     
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    again when my great grand parents came here their children were sent to school to learn English and the American ways now it seems we have to learn their to speak whatever it is they speak not fair you want to be here learn American like the rest of us
     
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    plus this is just my view but if i were to move to Mexico or to a country that does not speak English I would learn it before I moved there.
    not just to visit but to move to another country I would first learn what they spoke
     
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