Mo. House passes English driver's license requirement

Feb 23, 2012

Anyone hoping to get a Missouri driver's license would have to understand English under legislation passed by the state House.

The bill would require all driver's license tests to be administered in English, eliminating versions that currently are printed in 11 other languages.

The House passed the bill by a 93-63 vote Thursday. It now goes to the Senate.

Supporters said it would make the roads safer by ensuring drivers can read the signs. Opponents said it was unfair to immigrants, who may be adept of driving while still learning the English language.