New Jersey Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick recently appeared with Steve Trevelise on the New Jersey 101.5 radio show, and the two discussed the movement to allow people who are in New Jersey illegally to obtain driver licenses with minimal ID.
A proposed bill would require the driving exams to be offered in English as well as the next three most popular languages in New Jersey.
Bramnick has a problem with that.
Bramnick observed that aside from the question of those being in the state illegally, there also is the issue that since the road signs are written in English, then those who get licenses should be required to both learn the language and read it.
Bramnick opined: “Well I would hope that if you pass a test and you get a driver’s license, you should be able to read the signs. That should be a requirement for anyone with a license.”
Bramnick added that “if the signs are English you actually have to read what the signs say.”
The New Jersey Assembly Minority Leader further noted that if they only gave the driver’s license test in English, then people who want them would be forced to learn English in order to pass.
“Not that complicated a question,” Bramnick concluded.