Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 3010 SUSANA FINDS HER INNER ROAD WARRIOR Taking the driver’s permit test was pretty intimidating for Susana Arias, a 20 year-old nursing student who is still learning English. The complicated laws, confusing road signs, new vocabulary words… it was “like learning a new language,” she says. Arias built her confidence and aptitude in Puente’s all-women class on the rules of the road. The course is based on the DMV driver’s manual. And it’s a place where women can speak up without fear and learn at their own pace. Puente has a co-ed class as well. Thousands of Californians have earned a license through a California law that gives all qualified residents the right to apply for a driver’s license regardless of legal status. Arias was one of them. She likes being able to prove she is a cautious and a lawful driver. “Now that I have my license, I feel more comfortable and safe. Before, I was afraid of the police,” she says. 83.8% of participants who passed their written and driving tests are women. De los participantes que pasaron su examen de escritura y de manejo el 83.8% son mujeres.