Missouri driving permits stay restricted
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Missouri driving permits stay restricted

Date: March 6, 2008
By: Brooke Hasch
State Capitol Bureau
Links: HB 2078 & The Illinois Bill

Intro: While Illinois tries to reduce the legal age to get a driver's permit, Missouri stays restricted.

Brooke Hasch (HASH) has more from Jefferson City.

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After an Illinois Representative proposed reducing the age limit for driving permits to 14 years of age, Missouri legislators are moving in the opposite direction.

While the bill would give more time for underage drivers to practice their driving, St. Louis County Democratic Senator Rita Days says that's a bit too young for her.


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Description: I live in an urban area and you know the cars are going pretty fast and that might work in a rural area but I think that that would be much too young in a urban area.

Republican Senator John Griesheimer says Missouri's not trying to punish younger drivers with restrictions but says that's where the accidents are coming from.

Griesheimer says by tightening the law, Missouri will save lives.

Reporting from the State Capitol, I'm Brooke Hasch, KMOX News.


Intro: Staying in school may be the only way for young Missouri drivers to get a driver's license if a Missouri House bill is passed.

Brooke Hasch (HASH) has more from Jefferson City.

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Under a bill heard by the House Urban Education Committee last week, a driver between the ages 15 to 18 must be enrolled in school in order to get their driver's license.

The bill has yet to be introduced to the House, but one Missouri legislator doubts the yay's will trump the nay's.

Saint Louis County Senator Rita Days says this bill would cause problems for those who have jobs and are not in school.

 

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Description: Certainly we want to make sure we have safety of our children  first and foremost, but you also have to recognize that some children need transportation to get to work and other activities they're involved in and they are less than 18 or 17.

Republican Senator John Griesheimer says the driving law needs to be tightened but in this case it shouldn't depend on education status. 

Reporting from the State Capitol, I'm Brooke Hasch, KMOX News.