It's interesting that in New York illegals are not allowed to get NY drivers licenses, although many do obtain them fraudulently.
In the above link the article tells of a former Brewser cop selling legitimate NY drivers license to illegals. It does not,however tell how he went about it. No telling if he had access to DMV or if other parties were involved. It is also unclear how many illegals were able to obtain these licenses from him and how many are in use.
Even more interesting is that apparently New York accepts Mexcian Drivers licenses to allow these folks to drive.
Two weeks ago I was rear ended by a man that only had a Mexican Matricula card and a Mexican Drivers license, and an Illinois tag on his vehicle. Police came to the scene, as did the mans employer. The employer told me the he, the driver, has worked for him for 3-4 years.
The officer told me he was not going to ticket the driver for folllowing to close, but that he WAS going to ticket him for driving without a license.
A week later, I finally received the police report. The driver was NOT ticketed for driving without a license, or for anything.
The police report shows a Red Hook, N.Y. address as his residence, an Illinois address as his vehicle registration, and no info for his drivers license.
I phoned the lieutenant as to why he was not ticketed for driving without a license. The lieutenant told me that a foreign national can drive in NY on their foreign license for up to 30 days, and that he could not prove that he was here longer.
In my town we have many of these such drivers that live and work here using their foreign licenses with out of state plates. Apparently, law enforcement chooses not to look into it and allow them to continue driving with these licenses.
Police also do NOT check immigration status.
All of this being said, its safe to assume that illegal immigrants are allowed to drive in NY with their foreign drivers license.
See police report; 20101012161307167.pdf
Unfortunatly with the above sceneros being the case, here in NY we don't know if these individuals ever had an eye exam, or any saftey inspections on their vehicles. Nor do we know if they understand our traffic rules.