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Welcome to San Francisco, DMV Licenses Optional

EMTMatt Wrote: Mar 31, 2013 11:30 AM
I hope that is sarcasm because otherwise that is hands down one of the stupidest things I have ever heard. It also fails as sarcasm if that is what you were intending because it is s simple statement and isn't contrasted with anything. Either way this just sucks. Next time following it up with something like, "Since when does the government have a vested interest in preserving the safety of the community" or "What can possibly go wrong with not requiring people to get any training behind getting behind the wheel of a 2,000 pound chunk of solid steel?" This has been you lesson on proper use of sarcasm. Please refer to it in future.
In 2009, then-Mayor Gavin Newsom announced a city policy that directed police not to impound the cars of unlicensed drivers if those drivers could find a licensed friend to drive away their car. The idea, then-police chief (now District Attorney) George Gascón told me at the time, was to help those who could not get a valid California driver's license because of their immigration status, as well as legal residents who could not afford to get a license or driver training.

City Hall's message was clear: San Francisco loves undocumented drivers.

It was a hare-brained scheme, given unlicensed drivers' dangerous tendency to...