Truck Drivers would Need to Speak English

9 years 10 months 3 weeks ago March 28, 2007 Mar 28, 2007 Wednesday, March 28 2007 Wednesday, March 28, 2007 4:14:18 PM CDT in News
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JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - House members endorse a bill requiring commercial drivers license tests in English, with no translators. The bill is sponsored by Republican House member Neal St. Onge, of Ellisville. He says it's unsafe to allow people to drive trucks if they cannot read road signs and communicate in English. Critics say there is no data to suggest those who cannot speak English are less safe than those who can. They say the new requirement would open the door to discrimination. Currently, the written commercial drivers license test is given in English or by computer in Spanish. Road test evaluators can gesture to explain commands.

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