On Nov. 12, 2013, Illinois will start issuing Temporary Visitors Driver’s Licenses (“TVDLs”) for undocumented immigrants. On that date, TVDL applicants may schedule an appointment by calling the Illinois Secretary of State (“SOS”) at 855-236-1155 or visiting www.cyberdriveillinois.com. The SOS has emphasized that advance appointments are required at all designated facilities; walk-ins will not be served.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has recently recommended that all states lower the Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) level for drivers to 0.05. According to the NTSB, the number of alcohol-related highway fatalities, has dropped from 20,000 in 1980 to 9,878 in 2011. They assert that this was as a result of lowering the BAC level to 0.08.