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DMV Issues 57,000 "AB 60" Driver Licenses In First Month

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio
 

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Fifty-seven thousand undocumented Californians obtained driver licenses from January 2 through 30, the first month since a new law took effect requiring the DMV to issue licenses to undocumented applicants.

That means each applicant provided proof of identity and residency, and passed both the DMV’s written rules-of-the-road test and its behind-the-wheel exam.

The data also show the DMV administered 415,000 of those tests to undocumented Californians in January – meaning applicants failed far more tests than they passed.

 AB 60

Ben Adler

Capitol Bureau Chief

Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler first became a public radio listener in the car on his way to preschool – though not necessarily by choice. Now, he leads Capital Public Radio’s state Capitol coverage, which airs on NPR stations across California.  Read Full Bio