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New Restrictions For Teen Drivers

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LANSING (WWJ) - Michigan is preparing to enact new restrictions on teen drivers-in-training.

Under the new legislation, teen drivers won’t be allowed to have more than one unrelated passenger under age 21, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian or they are driving to and from school events. 

“It is very restrictive. It does clamp down on the behavior that kids have in cars, so that they’re concentrating on what’s going on on the road and not what’s going on in the back seat,” said WWJ Lansing Bureau Chief Tim Skubick.

The law also prohibits new teen drivers from getting behind the wheel between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. unless they are driving to or from work. The previous law allowed them to drive until midnight.

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