Teen driving bill sent to Rules Committee in Illinois

| Monday, March 17, 2003

A bill that would limit teen driving at night in Illinois has been sent to the Senate Rules Committee after being amended on the Senate floor.

SB58, which would prohibit drivers under age 20 from driving from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., earlier passed the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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.

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