Congress Targets Teen Driving, Mulls Federal Driver's License Standards

Obtaining a driver's license is considered a rite of passage in an American teenager's life, but a new bill in Congress could soon make that important milestone harder to achieve. The Safe Teen and Novice Driver Uniform Protection Act, or Standup Act, would set a federal standard for driver's licensing laws and raise the minimum age to 16 for a learner's permit, and 18 for a driver's license. The goal, its supporters say, is to implement a uniform graduated driver's licensing (GDL) policy...Full Story
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