Driver Permit Requirements May Change

1 decade 3 years 9 months ago Wednesday, March 01 2006 Mar 1, 2006 Wednesday, March 01, 2006 6:02:18 PM CST March 01, 2006 in News

A bill would double practice time for permit drivers, from the current 20 to 40 hours of parental driving instruction, including 10 hours at night.

"If we can get them to start out as young drivers with good, basic skills, they'll only get better," explained Rep. Patricia Yaeger, "and that's all we're trying to do."

The bill also would increase passenger limits. During the first six months with a permit, a driver can have only one non-family member passenger younger than 19. After six months, the limit would increase to three passengers.

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