The state legislature is one step closer to approving a bill that would protect teenagers in a car.
The house approved Senate Bill 36 49-to-14. It bans teen drivers from carrying other teenage passengers in their cars during their first 6 months behind the wheel.
Lawmakers say they see a need for such legislation after a dozen teenage drivers were killed in car accidents.
The bill also places a curfew on driving hours for teenagers as well, prohibiting them from driving between midnight and 5 A.M.
It now goes to the senate for approval.
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