The State of Oregon has seen a fall in the number of individuals seeking driver's licenses after implementing rules that require license seekers to show a valid Social Security number, proof of identity, and proof of Oregon residency.
The State has also seen a sharp decrease in the number of Spanish-language tests taken and a increase in the number seekers being turned away due to a lack of documentation.
The number of Spanish-language tests fell by more than 65% from January through June of 2008. The number of tests administered in Russian, Vietnamese, Korean, and Japanese (the other languages in which the test is given) did not drop at as high a rate.
The number of people ticketed for driving without a license during the same period also rose.
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Updated: Thu, May 14th 2009 @ 10:49am EDT