I've heard it described as a form of 'bastard copperplate'.
Learning cursive messed up my handwriting quite a bit, so I ditched it completely in my third last year of school in favor of legible printing (so that markers would be able to read my exams).
As someone who occasionally visits your country (with a New Zealand passport and valid work visa), I can tell you that all non-US citizens are already subject to this indignity, for no better reasons than you will be. It's unfortunately just the next step (I've never been fingerprinted going into any other country, or any other time at all for that matter).
I'm not a good driver, and I don't drive (probably not good because I never practiced enough though).
I mostly agree with your argument though - _nearly_ everyone thinks they are a good driver.
The problem isn't necessarily that speed causes accidents - it's also that hight speed greatly increases the level of damage.