Bill Requires Parents to be in Court with Teens Accused of Traffic Violations

By: Kristin Martin
By: Kristin Martin

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Kentucky lawmakers gave final approval to a bill that requires parents to be in court when their teenage children are accused of traffic violations.

Supporters say the bill stems from a tragic incident in which a Kentucky teenager died in a crash while speeding.

They say that teen had been stopped for speeding before, but his case went through the courts without his parents knowing about.

The bill seeks to make sure parents know when their children are accused of violations.

"Eventually, if they hide it, it'll build up on them. Just like me, if I got a ticket and didn't go to court or didn't pay the fine on it, I'm going to be in trouble. They need to have the responsibility to say, 'Yeah, I got a ticket for speeding or whatever,'" said Randy Lay, Saturday afternoon in Bowling Green.

The bill has passed the House and Senate and will head to Gov. Steve Beshear.


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