UNSAFE AT ANY SPEED: NYS Is About to Make it Even Easier for Untrained Drivers to Get Licenses

Who is going to teach new drivers what to do in this situation? A human or a computer? Photo: U.S. Army

State lawmakers are making it easier for bad drivers to get licenses by allowing student drivers to take a questionable online safety course rather than the previously mandated classroom session.

Certified driving school instructors say that the bill approved earlier this summer would lower New York's already minimal standards for driver training, unleashing improperly trained newbies onto the roads.

"If that course goes online, it won't be taught as well, plain and simple," said Patrick Sardella, a driving instructor for four decades.

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