09/10/2012 03:15 pm ET Updated Jul 28, 2014

Undocumented Immigrant Driver's License Law Fails To Reduce Number Of Uninsured Drivers

When New Mexico began issuing driver’s licenses to non-citizens in 2003, then-Governor Bill Richardson had argued the policy would reduce the high number of uninsured drivers in the state.

Nearly a decade later, national statistics indicate the law failed to live up to its expectations.

New Mexico continues to rank near the top of the list of states with the most uninsured drivers, consistently registering nearly twice the national average, according to the Insurance Research Council.

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