DMV: Most Fail Test for Driver Authorization Card

CBS Las Vegas, January 5, 2013

Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles officials have advice for immigrants seeking a driver authorization card: study.

They estimate 75 percent of applicants have failed the written test needed for the card under a new law that made the state the 11th nationally to offer driving privileges to people in the country illegally. The cards became available Thursday.

Applicants must correctly answer 80 percent of 50 questions to pass the test. They also are required to pass a driving exam to receive cards. The failure rate on the driving test was not immediately available.


Thousands more Nevada immigrants jammed DMV offices on Saturday to obtain the cards, forcing some offices to turn applicants away.

In Las Vegas, about 300 people were in line at most offices when doors opened.


A law passed by the 2013 Legislature and signed by Gov. Brian Sandoval allows immigrants in Nevada without citizenship status to obtain the driver privilege cards. {snip}

Backers of the bill say because many immigrants in the country illegally drive anyway, the law will make roads safer because they will be required to take the tests and have insurance.

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  • D.B. Cooper

    Solution: Rewrite the exams so these poor dears can drive. Go for it! I don’t see the Republican party doing anything about it, so keep going.

    Remember that scene in Bad News Bears when fat boy hit a grounder straight to the pitcher (Brandon Cruz)? The pitcher was mad at his dad, and although he easily could’ve thrown the ball to 1st base, before fat boy ran 10 feet, the picher just held on to the ball. When fat boy made it to 1st, he decided to run to 2nd, then 3rd, while the pitcher played with the ball and looked at his dad the coach. By the time fat boy was running for home, the pitcher’s team mates were trying to get the ball from him, so fat boy got a free home run because he knew the pitcher wasn’t going to do anything.

    The pitcher is the GOP, and fat boy is the liberal.

    • sbuffalonative

      THEIR solution will be to give the written tests in Spanish.

      • D.B. Cooper

        If I’m not mistaken, they CAN take the test in español. However, half of them would STILL fail the test in their own language.

        • IstvanIN

          a lot of Mexicans are illiterate in Spanish, or what passes for Spanish in Mexico.

          • borogirl54

            Many of the Mexicans are indigenous people from Southern Mexico that cannot speak Spanish. They only speak their tribal language.

          • DonReynolds

            They do not read or write anything in any language.

          • fuzzypook

            I call it “gutter Spanish.”

        • 1stworlder

          They tricked them by using Spanish from Spain, not the ebonics version used in Mexico.

      • newscomments70

        At the California DMV, the Spanish language tests are the least radical. They give tests in Vietnamese, Hmong, Korean, Russian, Armenian. The list goes on.

    • Anna Tree

      Their second solution will be to give the cards without any testing.

      After all: “Backers of the bill say because many immigrants in the country illegally drive anyway,” why test them… More affirmative action.

  • Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles officials have advice for immigrants seeking a driver authorization card: study.

    How racist and bigoted can you get? This is modern multiracial America, where our diversity is our strength. Minorities don’t fail tests, tests fail minorities. In New America, we find a Federal judge to declare the test itself to be unconstitutional because of the disparate impact it has on minorities.

    • So CAL Snowman

      “Minorities don’t fail tests, tests fail minorities.”

      That should be on the Seal of the United States, replacing “E Pluribus Unum”

      • Brian

        If they don’t have room for that motto on the dollar…

        What is the Latin for ‘diversity is our strength’?

        • Mergatroyd

          I’ll give you the English translation.

          “Diversity is our Strength” is code word for White Genocide.

          Notice, “diversity” and multiculturalism apply to Whites and ONLY whites.

          100% non-White neighborhoods, churches, businesses, organizations, political, advocacy groups = diversity.

          30% White anything = Nazi Devils.

  • MekongDelta69

    Nevada ‘immigrants’ = illegal aliens

  • ViktorNN

    I don’t think most Americans – including our enlightened Dem elites – quite understand how uneducated most Mexican illegals are. We are importing the dregs of the dregs. On a systemic level, the US is functioning as Mexico’s safety net.

    • So CAL Snowman

      It’s a complete lack of education combined with an incredibly low IQ and a culture that is completely incompatible with success and prosperity.

    • MBlanc46

      “On a systemic level, the US is functioning as Mexico’s safety net.”

      I’ve always thought that this was the U.S.’s part in getting the Mexicans to open their economy to foreign investment via NAFTA. Lately I see that they’re even going to open up investment in PEMEX.

      • Mergatroyd

        The underlying and most important issue is to genocide the White race. We are the only competition and threat the Marxists have, Mexicans are drone-like workers, easy to rule over and order around, we Whites not so much. There is no other reason for this massive non-White flood in White and ONLY White countries.

      • Greg Thomas

        America is mexico’s welfare system.

      • Anglokraut

        My boyfriend works in oil, and his area is the more high-tech end of the business. He said that Mexico has tapped out all the easy oil deposits; in addition to this, the Mexican government has abused PEMEX for years, and used it as a never-ending piggy bank of free money, and put nothing into Research and Development. With no new technology developed in a Mexican R&D to find new, deeper oil deposits, and the easy oil exhausted, Mexico has no choice but to ask for foreign help. Again.

    • borogirl54

      You are right. Most illegal immigrants barely have an elementary school education so they many of them cannot read or write in Spanish.

  • mobilebay

    Well, what do you know? I figured all the border jumpers had to do was show up at the DMV and were met at the door and given their ticket to ride.

    • 1stworlder

      no just voter registration forms.

      • Mergatroyd

        They’re given those right at the U.S./Mexico by the democratic party.

  • Biff_Maliboo

    Clearly, the test is too difficult.

    • So CAL Snowman

      Q : If there are only five seat belts but six potential occupants what should the driver do?

      A: Como es occupant?

      • 1stworlder

        Q. Can you have a woman and male burro show in the black of a moving rusted out pick up?

        • IstvanIN

          That is demented.

          • Mergatroyd

            So is allowing massive amounts of uneducated, welfare-eating Mexicans colonists to reside in the U.S. and then pay them to breed. THAT is demented.

            I’d watch the donkey show repeatedly if the U.S. government would put a stop to massive non-White immigration that is destroying my country.

      • Mergatroyd

        Whenever I read about a massive accident where multiple children were thrown out of cars or vans and killed, I always know it’s Mexicans because they don’t wear seatbelts or strap their kids in.

  • JohnEngelman

    Illegal immigrants are criminals. They should be given punishment, not drivers’ licenses.

    • Spartacus

      And yet, you have no problems with those that allow them to jump the fence in the first place…

      • JohnEngelman

        If you mean businessmen who benefit from the ability to lower wages and raise prices, I do have a problem with them.

        • Luca

          Businessmen do not allow them to jump a fence and you know it. Liberal politicians and judges who create a sanctuary environment for them by not enforcing our immigration laws are the people directly responsible.

          Furthermore, if Liberal politicians enforced employment laws as well, no businessmen would be able to employ them.

          So once again, you’ve provide a watered down, one-sided, narrow minded argument. But I like your opinions on race realism. Perhaps you should stick with that subject, because in all other areas you tend to make a fool of yourself by spouting brainless propaganda slogans.

          • JohnEngelman

            Businessmen hire illegal immigrants, knowing that they are illegal. If they did not do that, illegal immigrants would not be jumping the fence, and you know that.

            Brainless propaganda slogans are posted by those who express fear of “white genocide,” “race displacement,” and a non existing conspiracy by an imaginary cabal of “cultural Marxists.”

          • Luca

            You are putting the cart before the horse, If they could not cross the border, if immigration laws were enforced and employment laws were enforced there is no way on earth businesses could hire them. Also, as you know, many illegals produce phony documents and SSN’s thereby lying to employers.

            In the hierarchy of blame Liberal politicians are first and bear the most responsibility.

        • Mergatroyd

          Don’t forget to tell everyone here how you think the world will be a much better place when Whites are race replaced and ruled over by superior Jews and Asians.

          — The thought of you losing your job to a more intelligent Jew or Oriental is pleasing to me. As time goes on there will be more of that.

          –John Engelman

          You anti-Whites support policies that genocide the White race. That make you an anti-White along the lines of Tim Wise who said he couldn’t wait for White hearts to stop beating.

          • JohnEngelman

            Those who complain about “genocide” and “race displacement” are really advocating affirmative action on behalf of white Gentiles. They may even want non whites and Jews to be deported. I don’t want those policies.

          • Manaphy

            We are not advocating “affirmative action on behalf of white gentiles”. We just acknowledge that if affirmative action didn’t exist, then only white gentiles would have the qualifications, intelligence, and dedication to go to prestigious universities, find jobs, etc.


            and high IQ jews, and Asians like Korean and Chinese.

            These do have higher IQ, have success by their own merit

            whereupon Mexicans and Blacks have lower IQ and depend on handouts or affirmative action.

            These groups are opposite ….

  • bigone4u

    Not to worry, America. The libs will set up “tutoring” centers all over LV, featuring correct answers to the questions. Memorize the answers and the squat monsters are set. By set, I mean set to drive drunk and flee the scene of fatal accidents. Liberals will take no responsibility for the needless deaths, caused by their greedy need to save a few bucks on their lawn work and the prestige of having a third world nanny looking after their kids.

  • borogirl54

    I am not surprised by the failure rate of illegal immigrants on the written test. Many of them cannot read or write in Spanish or any other language.

  • Ograf

    There is already enough of them driving drunk and killing off innocent people. Now they have to legitimize it ?

  • D.B. Cooper

    Someone just shoot me now and get it over with!!!!

    A law passed by the 2013 Legislature and signed by Gov. Brian Sandoval allows immigrants in Nevada without citizenship status to obtain the driver privilege cards.

    You princesses will never guess what political party Gov. Sandoval is a member of.
    Sigh. I’ve been telling you people for years now, haven’t I?

    • So CAL Snowman

      I’m so glad you think that the readership of Amren can single handedly sway the outcomes of all major elections. Vote Democrat all you want, in fact vote all you want it just means you give validation to the system you claim to hate.

      • DNA Explains It All

        I know voting ain’t going to fix this.
        Soap box; Got arrested
        Ballot box; Got out voter fraud-ed
        Cartridge box; …?

        • Mergatroyd

          Yes, the three boxes: ballot box doesn’t work. Soap box… nope.

          Looks like the cartridge box wins and wins every time.

          The only thing the Marxist understands is extreme force applied unmercifully. It’s what THEY use.

    • IstvanIN

      they don’t see him as one of them, despite the last name.

    • mobilebay

      Sandoval? Blood is always thicker than water.

    • Pro_Whitey

      Good point. I was hoping for better, but he strikes me as an ethnic willing to sell out his country. Ironically, I think he is a very white hispanic, much more so than George Zimmermann, but he thinks he can play both sides. I’ll remember this if the GOP tries to promote this guy.

  • Alexandra1973

    I wonder what would happen if I were to sneak into Mexico and apply for a driver’s license there?

    The funny part is, I bet I’d actually know enough Spanish to pass the written test, if they have one!

    • Anglokraut

      I just came back from a three week baptism-by-fire introduction to Mexico’s B.C.S, including La Paz, Todo Santos, and Cabo San Lucas. What an eye-opener, and where to start? I’ll stick with the topic of driving in Mexico:
      1. All traffic law is merely a suggestion, unless the Federale works over a motorist for their lunch money. Even crooked cops have to eat.
      2. A $500 peso bribe is usually sufficient to get out of most at-fault accidents.
      2a. The counter-bribe for a gringo is 4x the original bribe. Expect to cough up at least $2000 peso.
      3. Insurance is mandatory to drive legally in Mexico, unless you can pay the bribe.
      4. Driver’s Exams are not used to determine if a person can operate a motor vehicle safely; there is a form to fill out, and a fee to pay. It’s more like licencing a dog for tags.
      4a. Mexicans do not licence dogs. Or spay or neuter their pets. Do not go to the Baja if seeing dead dogs all around the city and roads upsets you.

      • Mergatroyd

        Any country without Rule of Law is mired in anarchy, corruption, poverty, filth, disease and human misery with Mexico as a prime example.

        White countries work because they are orderly. Whites like order and Rule of Law. It’s what’s made our countries the greatest, most prosperous in the history of the world.

        Can’t have that, say the Marxists, so let’s destroy those White countries, each and every White country through massive non-White immigration from Mexico and Africa and call it diversity and multiculturalism instead of what it is: Genocide of the White Race.

  • Luca

    So now that a test is involved and they can’t pass the test, they will revert back to what they have always been doing, driving without a license and without fear of consequences.

  • Spartacus

    You know, this sounds funny, but it isn’t….

    • Justin Felony

      Yeah those spics are doing work Americans won’t do.

    • Mergatroyd

      One of the most horrific crimes committed last year. Imagine the grief the family of those two beautiful White girls must feel. The msm hardly mentioned this case and if weren’t for the likes of Incogman, we wouldn’t know about it either:

      http COLON //incogman DOT net/

    • newscomments70

      One common theme I hear from the Mexicans around here is relatives being killed in car accidents…whether it is deliberate or caused by extremely reckless driving. Some victims aren’t killed completely, but paralyzed. This happens on Mexican roads and on California roads (almost the same thing). Los Angeles area freeways are basically lawless. I have been hit more than once. Luckily, the impact wasn’t that high. The traffic is so heavy, cars can barely move.

  • MBlanc46

    The test must be racist.

  • NM156

    In my state, IL, and in most others I will guess, illegals can buy car insurance. Broke legal immigrants don’t buy car insurance, so illegals won’t either. Giving them driver’s licenses to buy insurance is beside the point anyway.

  • DonReynolds

    The low-life we get across our southern border are not literate in their own language. Expect them to pass a written test? Baloney.
    They already drive without a license. They already drive without auto insurance.
    Now they are expected to make 80% on a written test to do what they do anyway?
    Silly people in Nevada.

  • RileyDeWiley

    Wonder how long it will be before they just hand them out to anyone who doesn’t speak English.

  • Who Me?

    It has been legal for “undocumented immigrants” (vile term!) to get drivers licenses here in Washington State for years under the supposition that once licensed they would then get insurance. No such luck, The majority of them still drive without license or insurance and the death, injury and financial toll just mounts yearly. This test card will be just about as useful. People who break one law (the immigration process) will break others, given a chance.

  • Earl Turner

    Why would we expect illegals to pass any test for a driver’s license? To pass the test, they have to have a functional knowledge of the rules of the road.

    Ever seen beaners drive?

    Yeah. That’s my point.

  • Brian

    That’s essentially what the celebritard trend of adopting Africans amounts to…peacocking.

  • T_Losan

    I tried explaining to an Italian friend that the US gives government ID to illegal aliens. He couldn’t wrap his head around the concept.

  • This won’t improve road safety one iota, because the really inept ones who can’t pass the test will drive anyway, drunk and without insurance. I’m also very dubious at the notion that people who feel entitled to enter a foreign country illegally, stay there illegally, smuggle drugs illegally, sell drugs illegally and work there illegally are going to turn around and become law-abiding paragons of virtue when it comes to operating motor vehicles.

    Clearly also it stands to reason that someone who isn’t supposed to be here in the first place also shouldn’t be driving here.

  • My old house sitter was caught driving in Colorado with no insurance and no license, and he received $2400 in fines, 84 hours of community service and had to spend additional money bonding out of the county jail and retrieving his car from the impound lot. It was his second no-insurance offense in a year; the first one is what got him his license revoked. I am astonished in retrospect that he didn’t receive any jail time, but this was in 2003, and some motor vehicle-related penalties have been stiffened up here.