Bills propose stiffer Teen Driving Laws

By: Katherine Cook
By: Katherine Cook

The rules of the road could soon be a little stiffer for teen drivers if some state law makers get their way. Two new laws would enforce stiffer penalties for teens who commit driving violations, including mandatory driving school.
The first bill would require teens under 18 who commit a driving violation to attend driving school.
The second bill would extend current restrictions on 16-year-old drivers to 17-year-olds. It would also give stiffer penalties to young drivers who violate seat belt laws.
Those in support of the bills say parents may favor them for more than just safety reasons-- most drivers under 18 have a direct impact on their parents' insurance policy.

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