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Many Rules In Place For Teen Drivers

Posted: Tuesday, March 1st, 2011 at 6:25 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News-Shaylon Cochran

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Teen drivers have lots of rules to follow through the state’s Graduated Licensing program. Officer Paul Hasse says the licensing system allows drivers to gain experience at a rate that will help ensure they are safe, capable drivers once they qualify for a full license at the age of 18. Young drivers face restrictions concerning time, they can’t operate a vehicle unsupervised between the hours of midnight and 5 am, and also the number of passengers. As per Iowa law, the number of passengers is limited to the number seatbelts in a vehicle. Hasse says he doesn’t see a big problem with young drivers violating the terms of the conditional licenses, but he says there are occasional instances of kids out past the midnight curfew. For more information about graduated drivers licenses, click here.