Skip to comments.S.Korea, Texas Sign Agreement for Mutual Recognition of Drivers Licenses
Posted on 09/09/2011 12:02:11 PM PDT by Tamar1973
The Foreign Ministry says the government and the U.S. state of Texas have signed a memorandum of understanding for the mutual recognition of driving licenses in each others territories.
The two sides on Friday agreed to mutually recognize nonprofit driving licenses held by citizens and residents of both sides.
Texas is the fifth American state with which Seoul signed the agreement, after Maryland, Virginia, Washington and Massachusetts.
A ministry official said that the agreement will bring great benefit to South Koreans staying in or visiting to Texas, adding the government will continue to make efforts to ensure that South Korean driving licenses are recognized in all foreign countries.
I certainly would prefer driving in Korea rather than Mexico.
I’d prefer driving in Korea to driving in Arlington, Virginia.
Oh wait, it’s pretty much the same thing.
Hmmmm? Isn’t this a Federal matter?
LOL. Very good point. But like all politicians Perry will cherry pick which things he will call Federal matters and which he calls State matters depending on which way the wind is blowing.
Seriously. Negotiating with foreign governments is well within the Federal purview.
I can see it both ways. On one hand, treaties with sovereign foreign countries are supposed to be a Federal issue. However, drivers licenses are clearly considered the purview of the States, not the feds. That's why each state has its own drivers license and driving codes.
Drivers licenses are usually considered the purview of the states, not the Feds.
What I don’t understand is why California and New York States haven’t negotiated similar agreements with the ROK. Both states have a much larger Korean population than Texas.
Connecting Hart and Seoul???
Why, states issue drivers licenses, feds issue visas. My concern would be neither party in others country is required to be ablew to read the signs, but then i guess that’s not much different from many Texans in Texas.
Why, states issue drivers licenses, feds issue visas. My concern would be neither party in others country is required to be able to read the signs, but then I guess that’s not much different from many Texans in Texas.
If we had a national driver’s license, you might have a point. But we don’t, so you don’t.
Further evidence that positively ANY topic can be turned into an attack on Perry.
Since most Korean street signs are bilingual (Korean and English), it's not that difficult to get around.
You just have to have a "no guts, no glory" attitude when driving in Korea.
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