It is to our advantage to encourage everyone who drives in Utah, no matter where they are from, to learn Utah's traffic laws, get a Utah license and have insurance. Our state currently ranks among the best in the nation in percentage of drivers with insurance. This will no longer be the case if former Utah legislator Matt Throckmorton's plan to change the driver's license requirements is accepted.

Look at the experience of other states. When a state makes it impossible for undocumented immigrants to get drivers' licenses, they don't just disappear or take the bus. They drive anyway — without a license, without insurance, and sometimes without an understanding of basic traffic rules.

Throckmorton should consider the fact that families in Utah are exceedingly more likely to be victims of a car accident than a terrorist attack. Panic over "terrorism" is a poor excuse for endangering Utah drivers.

Rebekah Martindale