English-only proposed for Ohio CDL tests

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Ohio State Rep. William Batchelder, R-Medina, has proposed legislation requiring that commercial driver’s license tests be given in English only, the Dayton Daily News reported this week. Under the proposal, the tests would be given in English and without the aid of an interpreter, according to the newspaper.

“This is not an English-only bill, but a safety bill,” Batchelder told the Daily News. “When you have truck drivers that do not speak or understand English, safety concerns increase, as it is difficult for them to read and understand road signs in English.”