Driver's test at center of language debate
'Prohibido doblar con la luz roja' means 'no turn on red' in Spanish. You can take the Alabama driver's test in Spanish -- and a dozen other languages -- but you can't study for it using the handbook put out by ...
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Since: Jun 07
The freeway or the water
#1 Feb 24, 2008
On Thursday, the senator from Gardendale introduced another bill that would require immigrants working in Alabama to show a state-issued identification card to prove their legal residency. It also would require employers to verify their employees' residency.
Alabama would be the sixth state to have the English-only test if Beason's bill passes, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Similar laws have already been enacted in New Hampshire, South Dakota, West Virginia, Wyoming and Maine.
Being as there are no signs in Spanish, what good does it do to ask the question in Spanish? DUH!
#2 Feb 25, 2008
The illegal who killed 4 children on the bus sped over a set of railroad tracks, went AIRBORNE in the car and hit the bus above the tires around the windows.
I KNOW that there must be signs on that road warning of railroad tracks ahead, if not signs warning of a stop sign just beyond those tracks.
Allowing this illegal to take a driving test in Spanish wouldn't have prevented this accident - the only prevention would have been her DEPORTATION the FIRST time she ended up in a YARD trying to FLEE the scene of an accident.
#3 Nov 24, 2013
Are you all idiots? OBVIOUSLY the whole test won't be in spanish. But for example: the portion of the test where u have to memorize the signs may as well be in spanish. I mean does it matter whether it say "which sign means stop?" or "cual signo significa parar?". There's no reason that couldn't be in spanish, because as long as the person can recognize that a red octagon means STOP/PARAR it doesn't matter. I mean would you rather have undocumented immigrants driving without a licence anyway or have them at least tested in their language to be sure they have proficient driving skills? Even if they're undocumented I'd feel much better knowing they were tested than just have them driving wildly with no restriction.
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