bill that would limit teen driving at night in Illinois has passed
the Senate Judiciary Committee and is awaiting a preliminary vote
before the full chamber.
would prohibit drivers under age 20 from driving from 9 p.m. to
6 a.m. Local media reports have noted that many teen workers would
be unable to drive home from their jobs under the proposed regulation.
bill would also restrict the passengers younger drivers could carry.
First-year license holders would not be allowed to drive with more
than one person in the vehicle who is under the age of 20, excepting
the driver’s siblings.
Senate Judiciary Committee voted in favor of the bill March 5, and
it is now before the full Senate. A spokeswoman at the General Assembly
said a final vote had not yet been scheduled.