Illinois Senate passed a bill March 26 that restricts who
rides with young drivers.
SB58, sponsored by Sen. John Cullerton, D-Chicago, beginning
drivers would be limited to one passenger younger than 20
in the vehicle. That provision does not apply when an adult
rides along or when the teen-ager is carting siblings.
purpose of the Graduated Licensing Program is to develop
safe and mature driving habits in young, inexperienced drivers
and reduce or prevent motor vehicle accidents, fatalities
and injuries,” Cullerton wrote.
limit would apply to teens “for the first year of the license
or until the person reaches the age of 18, whichever occurs
violation is a petty offense and subject to a maximum fine
of $1,000, Arlington Heights' Daily Herald reported.
Cullerton removed a teen-driving curfew that was originally
in the bill.
proposal, approved 39 to 16 in the Senate, now moves to the
House for consideration.