Teen Driving Restrictions

A heads up to teen drivers tonight, there may soon be some new hoops to jump through to get your licenses.

The Illinois House unanimously approved a plan today to tighten restrictions. Teens would have to take 50 hours of drivers training over nine months instead of three, curfews would be moved up an hour, and teens wouldn't be allowed to have more than one other teen in the car for their first year of driving.

The measure's already cleared Senate and now heads to Governor Blagojevich to sign into law.

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  • by BEA Location: DUNHAM on May 24, 2007 at 10:37 AM
  • by Spencer L. on May 23, 2007 at 08:38 PM
    I am a 15 year old student that currently has my driving permit. Right now the law tells me that i must have 50 hours of driving, 10 of the 50 must be night time and i must have at least 8 hours of classroom. I agree with the curfew and the nine months, but not with the passenger rule. When you are in high school, you will do anything to not have to ride the bus or your bike. I currently ride my bike to and from school every day that it is not raining. The only reason is that i am doing it for exercise. It is about 1.5 mile round trip everyday. So i agree with some of the plan and disagree with other parts.
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