- Jul 7, 2006
Tougher teenage driving laws: pros and cons
- Age requirements for learner permits, intermediate and full driver's licenses.
- Supervised driving of hours of 30 or more.
- Passenger restrictions while teen is driving.
- Three-month waiting period for teen to obtain their intermediate license.
- Night-time driving restrictions.
Supporters for tougher teenage driving laws, which includes the current head of the NHTSA, point to the report and the Hopkins study in the hope that other states will reevaluate their current regulations. But states with high numbers of farming communities most likely will resist such provisions, especially those raising the legal driving age to 17. The National Youth Rights Association (NYRA) also opposes such regulation on civil rights grounds. States NYRA director Alex Koroknay-Palicz says, "to have driving stripped away from young people is discriminating."
[Source: USA Today]