bill that would restrict who rides with
young drivers is now law in Illinois.
now Public Act 93-0101, which was sponsored
by Sen. John Cullerton, D-Chicago, limits
beginning drivers 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.
The limit applies 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.
bill passed the Senate 39-16 on March
25, and passed the House May 20 by a vote
of 78-34. Gov. Rod Blagojevich signed
the bill into law July 3.