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Mo. lawmakers advance measure on young drivers

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A Missouri House committee is backing legislation that would let young drivers take the wheel under the supervision of an older friend or relative.

Current law lets teens drive if they're at least 15, have temporary permits and have a parent, grandparent, legal guardian or driving instructor along as a passenger.

The legislation would expand the list of acceptable supervisors to include licensed drivers who are at least 25 and have received written permission from the teen's parent.

A House transportation committee has endorsed the measure with some changes. If it passes the House, the bill would go back to the Senate for final approval.

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Young driver bill is SB648

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Legislature: http://www.moga.mo.gov


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We are going the opposite way that we should be. Call your legislator and tell them this measure should not pass! We are losing teenagers everyday on MO roadways. We should not be letting them get behind the wheel!

-- Posted by Beaker on Mon, May 7, 2012, at 9:21 AM

I agree Beaker

-- Posted by swampeastmissouri on Mon, May 7, 2012, at 11:00 AM


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