Bill would force young drivers to put away cell phones

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Senator Thad Altman filed a proposal Thursday that would bar drivers under age 18 from using wireless phones or other communications devices while they are behind the wheel.

Minor drivers who are caught texting or talking on the phone would have their licenses suspended for 30 days, according to the proposal (SB 152). Altman also would take other steps aimed at improving the safety of young drivers, such as placing a new limit on the number of minors who could be in a vehicle at one time. A driver under 18 could not have more than three passengers who are minors unless accompanied by someone over age 21. That restriction would not apply to passengers who are siblings.

Via The News Service of Florida.

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