New Laws For Young Drivers Take Effect With New Year

Young drivers will now have to put in a little more learning time before they can take the wheel on their own and drive. D-O-T Motor Vehicle Division director, Mark Lowe, says the law changes with the new year.

There is also another restriction that parents can have put on the young drivers.

He says driver will have to follow the decision parents make on allowing more passengers.

Lowe says the passenger limit is designed to limit distractions.

He says the studies have found new drivers are more responsible without friends in the car.

The new law applies to all drivers holding a minor school license, even if the drivers got the license before January.

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