Kansas Considering Limits On Teen Drivers

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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Kansas lawmakers are looking at new license limits, citing the 17,000 crashes in 2007 involving teen drivers.

A bill in the Kansas Legislature would place some major restrictions on teen drivers, including raising the legal driving age from 16 to 17. The bill would also make it illegal for drivers with restricted licenses to use cell phones, drive at night or have minors other than siblings in the car with them.

“Other states have implemented these more restrictive laws, where Kansas hasn’t made that step yet,” said KHP Trooper Gary Warner.

The House has already passed the bill but the Senate has yet to vote on it. If the bill passes, it would take effect January 1, 2010.

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