I recently wrote a story about Georgia possibly passing a law that would allow them to hand out driver’s licenses to foreigners without testing their driving skills. Well it happened! Georgia passed that legislation so now citizens of certain foreign nations can obtain a driver’s license in Georgia without taking a single driver’s test written or actual driving. Georgia passed the law so that other countries can enter into an agreement with Georgia, that allows Georgians to obtain a driver’s license in their country without any test being given and their citizens can do the same in Georgia.
The first nation that has been granted this privilege on Georgia’s highways is South Korea. Now South Korean citizens with a valid driver’s license from their country can literally walk off an airplane and walk into a Georgia Driver’s Office and walk out with a Georgia Driver’s License without proving any knowledge of our rules of the road.
There isn’t even a requirement that they have to read or speak English. How is that making us safer on our roads? This is scary especially since South Korea drivers have their own rules of the road which are contrary to their own country’s legal road rules.
The most dangerous situation is their attitude toward red lights. They see the red signal as more of a suggestion than a law. They will run a red light without thinking twice. They also have a very dangerous attitude toward pedestrians. They believe that cars have the right of way over pedestrians, which is in direct conflict to the laws in every state in the union.
I can easily see one of these newly privileged drivers running a red light or driving down a pedestrian and killing a fellow Georgian all because they are following normal driving habits. There is nothing in place to ensure that these people are safe drivers or even knowledgeable drivers. How and why would any of our government officials see this as a good thing for Georgia?
Even their legal rules of the road are a bit strange. For example a driver in South Korea can lose their license if they get 121 points in one year but the strangest thing is that they get 90 points for a death in an accident. They can actually kill someone and not lose their driving privilege.
I will give it to them because they do have their road signs written in Korean and English which may actually aid those coming here in reading our road signs. But the way they drive in their own country creates the ultimate environment for road rage. Their roads are often clogged with way too many cars, taxis and buses. The atmosphere is very aggressive and the larger the vehicle the more aggressive the driver which fuels road rage in the passenger car drivers. Then there is the problem of the placement of their road signs because they often place the signs right at the point of departure which doesn’t give drivers early enough warnings to get into the appropriate lanes.
Our politicians pushed this law because it makes it easier for foreign workers to come to Georgia and adjust to our society but it doesn’t take into account the safety of Georgia drivers and pedestrians. It makes it easier on the foreigners at the expense of our safety and lives. How is that a good thing for us? It may help companies do more business in Georgia but that doesn’t mean it will help make more jobs for Georgians. After all it makes it easier for foreign companies to bring in their own workers from their own country.
I have so many questions but so few answers. Where are the benefits for Georgians in this law? Why do our politicians feel that giving out Georgia driver’s licenses is such a trivial thing? What is wrong with the laws already in place regarding foreign drivers? Why does Georgian lawmakers feel that a citizen from a foreign country should have more privileges that a Georgia citizen who has grow up in Georgia? Why would foreign drivers be considered a safer risk on our roads, than drivers who have learned to drive on our roads? Where is this law going to take us in the future?
I am very fearful of this law. I can’t see anything redeeming about it. I wish our representatives would explain to me the value in this legislation, because for the life of me I can’t see it.
This article was written by Bertrum J Meisner Jr. I am not a professional writer. I am just a common every day laborer like most of you. I write from my heart, logic and life experiences. I am a devout Constitutional conservative and Christian. My only degree is in life experiences, which comes from a lifetime of learning from life. I derived my education from being part of this great nation and that has given me more of an education than I could ever get from any text book. I love this country and everything it is supposed to stand for. I write to bring it back to its roots and to help stop the destruction that is coming to this country both morally and physically.
Bertrum James Meisner Jr
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