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New plan for driver's education moves through Senate

April 26, 1999
By: Lee McGuire
State Capital Bureau
Links: SB 392

intro: The Missouri Senate has sent a bill to create a new graduated driver's license program back to the House. Lee McGuire reports from Jefferson City.

Parents would be required to give their kids at least ten hours of behind-the-wheel training under the bill, proposed by St. Louis County Senator Wayne Goode.

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In the first stage of the graduated license plan, 15-year-olds would get a temporary driving permit. Their parents would have to provide 10 hours of training before the teenager could reach the second stage--an intermediate license, and twenty hours of supervised driving.

If the plan passes the legislature, it would take effect in January, 2001. In Jefferson City, Lee McGuire, KMOX News.


St. Louis County Senator Wayne Goode's graduated driver's license plan motored through the state Senate today/Monday. Lee McGuire reports from Jefferson City.

The Senate gave third-round approval to the driver's license plan. That means it could come up for a final vote before the session ends next month.

The graduated license plan would require parents to provide 10 hours of on-the-road training for their kids. Senator Goode says that's an important change:

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If it passes, 15-year-olds would be eligible for learner's permits.

An intermediate license would be next, with two years of practice required before a full license could be issued. In Jefferson City, Lee McGuire, KMOX News.