03/29/14

F2290 is a bill that prevents law enforcement from asking for your drivers license after an on-rail accident. Although not monumental in scope, it does offer some protections for our members. It should end the often contentious problem when law enforcement demands your driver license. We have had members handcuffed and even jailed for refusing to provide their license. There are also cases where an employee’s auto insurance rates increased because they “failed to report an accident”.

Of course, we are not required to have a drivers license and by having it codified that this is the case, it will be taught at the law enforcement academy and any further problems should be eliminated.

Notice will be made when, or if, the Governor signs the bill into law.

JMG