Department of Transportation records show
that for the past decade, 10 percent of fatal accidents in Kansas
involved people without licenses.
Republican state Sen. Les Donovan of Wichita says it's an
outrage when someone dies in a crash involving a driver who
shouldn't be behind the wheel.
But The Wichita Eagle reports that Donovan acknowledges there
are no easy answers to fixing the problem, especially with the
state's budget problems.
Former legislator Phil Journey is now a Sedgwick County District
Court judge. He says the immediate reaction would be to impound
more vehicles, raise fines and put people in jail.
But he and Donovan agree those aren't workable solutions and
also can be unfair.