TN pushes driver's licenses in English - Call your Rep. and Senator today!
The effort to protect Tenessee drivers is back! Rep. Mark Pody (R-District 46) and Senator Mae Beavers (R-District 17) have just introduced legislation that would require that driver's license written and oral portions of the exams are administered in no languages other than English.
The bills, HB 2721 and SB 2602, have been referred to the Transportation Committees in both chambers and are awaiting action, but the full Tennessee delegation needs to hear from you so they know that these bills have overwhelming public support!
Even though English has been the official language of Tennessee since 1984, the Tennessee DMV still allows driver's license written exams to be taken in 3 languages other than English—Japanese, Korean, Spanish—despite the fact that all road signs are written exclusively in English.
Limiting driver's license tests to the English language is simply in keeping with the longstanding official English law of Tennessee.
It also is consistent with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations. What is required of truck drivers to protect public safety in interstate commerce should be required to protect the safety of all Tennessee motorists as well!