Bill would restrict teen drivers in Illinois

| Wednesday, March 12, 2003

A 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.

SB58 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.

The 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.

The 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.

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