Graduated Drivers License

By: Katie Weber
By: Katie Weber

The expansion of Kentucky's Graduated Driver's License Program is one step closer to becoming a law.

Today the Kentucky House of Representatives gave its approval to the bill that could create an intermediate period of six months for teen drivers between the learners permit and a full license.

During the new phase teens will have a full license with two restrictions on their driving privileges.

One is that only one person under the age of 20 who is not related to the driver may be in the car with you.

The other is no driving between midnight and six a.m. except in emergencies. .

Teens living on farms would be exempt.

Kentucky has one of the highest teenage crash rates in the nation.

Teen drivers are involved in about 18 percent of the state's fatal crashes and more than 20 percent of all highway crashes.

The bill now goes to the senate for consideration.

39 other states already have a full graduated driver's license program.


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