state Sen. Roy Dyson wants young drivers to spend some quality alone
time behind the wheel as they get used to the responsibilities of
D-St. Mary’s, has proposed legislation that would prohibit young
drivers from carrying teen passengers for their first six licensed
realizes that young drivers are not as responsible as they should
be,” Dyson told the Capital News Service. “And there have
been many deaths that have driven this home again and again.”
and state statistics show that from January 1997 through June 30,
2002, 488 youths between the ages of 16 and 20 died in Maryland
highway accidents, the news service reported.
would bar anyone under 18, except immediate family, from riding
with a new driver.
measure would make the infraction a secondary offense, meaning police
could only ticket teen drivers if they had pulled them over for
some other offense.