Graduated Drivers License

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A bill that would make Kentucky teens wait longer to get their driver's license was sent to Governor Ernie Fletcher.

The graduated driver's license bill won final House passage by a vote of 93-1.

It requires teens to get more training before obtaining a full driver's license.

The measure has been a personal quest by Representative Tom Burch.

His 17-year-old granddaughter died in 1999 when she lost control of her pickup and the vehicle flipped.

It still needs to be signed into law by Fletcher.

The bill would create an intermediate license that would make teens wait at least six extra months before getting full driving privileges.

That means the earliest teens could get a regular license would be 17.