State Prepares For Stricter Teen Driving Rules 3-24-2011 - WNEM TV 5

State Prepares For Stricter Teen Driving Rules 3-24-2011

Michigan is preparing to enact new restrictions on teen drivers-in-training.
Law enforcement, insurance and education leaders gathered in East Lansing this week to explain the requirements that take effect March 30.
The new legislation limits how many passengers drivers with Level 2 intermediate licenses can carry. They won't be allowed to have more than one unrelated passenger under age 21, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian or driving to and from school events.
A teen driver cannot have a crash or violation in the 90 days prior to applying for a Level 2 license.

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The law also prohibits new teen drivers from getting behind the wheel between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. unless they are driving to or from work. The previous law allowed them to drive until midnight.
The state has also kicked off a new campaign in combination with the restrictions called "First & 10: Don't exceed your first passenger and don't drive after 10 p.m."
The provisions update the state's graduated driver's license program, which was enacted in 1996.
A special forum focusing on young drivers will be held in Saginaw Township on Thursday. It will include a driver's education instructor, insurance agents and an attorney. It's at the Sherwood Theater from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. It’s free and young drivers are welcome.
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