Mike Lewis (letter Jan. 7) wishes “someone would explain how giving illegal Mexicans driver’s licenses is going to make them safe drivers.”
Actually, no one who owns a driver’s license is necessarily a safer driver than anyone else who earns one. However, in order to drive legally, one must show knowledge of the rules of the road, as written in the California Hand Book during the year of application. Drivers need their eyesight tested and demonstrate they have the ability to operate an automobile, truck, van or motorcycle. It then becomes a choice whether to violate known rules or to respect and follow the laws such as those that prohibit unsafe drinking while driving, texting, being reckless, etc.
I am grateful to legislators who understand that anyone who drives a vehicle must take and pass all required tests in order to assume the privilege to safely drive that vehicle, because people will drive with or without licenses. It has nothing to do with nationality.