Spitzer.4.jpgNew York Governor Eliot Spitzer finally raised the white flag today on his controversial plan to allow undocumented aliens to get a driver’s license, which he had argued would not only have made the roads safer, but have lowered insurance costs as well. The knee jerk hostility against immigration in general overwhelmed any intelligent discussion of his claim that there would be fewer uninsured drivers–a debatable point about which insurers were silent.

Newsday ran an article in its Oct. 23 edition (click here for the full story), which concluded that in two states that have made drivers’ licenses more readily available to undocumented immigrants recently, “the numbers of uninsured drivers have dropped sharply, but the results are mixed when it comes to safer roadways.”

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