Every state across the US requires you to get a driver’s license if you want to get behind the wheel of a car.
It is not uncommon for Americans to drive more than an hour each way to work, and 77 percent of Americans drive alone to their jobs, while an additional 11 percent carpool.
Driving may be a mode of transportation to work for some of your clients. Thus, educating refugees about the local licensing process is very important and should be included in Cultural Orientation and Job Readiness Courses.
Clients need to know and understand the licensing rules, before beginning the process to legally drive. To help clients understand the intricacies of driving in America, The Refugee Center Online has put together How to Get a Driver’s License: Translated Driver’s Handbooks in over 20 languages.
In the United States, the issuance of licenses is the authority of individual states (including Washington, D.C. and all territories). Drivers are normally required to obtain a license from their state of residence, and all states recognize each other’s licenses for temporary visitors.
Don’t forget to buckle up!