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North Carolina lost 646 soldiers in World War I. During a similar ten-month period, 1,404 drivers were killed on the state's highways. Such statistics increase the call to establish and enforce a drivers' license law in North Carolina. Stubbs presents some interesting facts and statistics in support of such a law.
The writer feels that the state's drivers' license law should be repealed because it is a needless expense; is practically worthless; and is a constant source of annoyance to everybody.
Driver licensing is a major deterrent to driver violations and defects for North Carolina. Amendments to the 1935 Driver License Act are less lenient and the program under the 1947 Act has achieved nation-wide recognition.
In 1979, the General Assembly enacted a bill containing major amendments to the driver’s license laws. Because of the substantial changes, the amendments were not made effective until 1981. This memorandum discusses the important changes in the law and its effect on the enforcement of the driver’s license law.
Against incompetent and dangerous drivers, North Carolina's first defense in the driver licensing program. They are designed to control the diver in the operation of a motor vehicle for the primary purpose of promoting safe and sensible driving on public highways.