HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Two Pennsylvania lawmakers plan to suggest a invoice that will decrease the authorized driving age from 16 to fifteen.
In a memo to Home colleagues, State Representatives Stephen Kinsey (D-Philadelphia) and Eric Nelson (R-Westmoreland) argue the present authorized driving age prevents teenagers from working, saying it prohibits employment decisions.
The invoice would decrease the eligibility for a junior driver’s license to fifteen and set up an age of eligibility of 15 for a learner’s allow.
No modifications can be made to security or coaching necessities that presently exist similar to passenger limitations and nighttime driving restrictions.
Based on PennDOT, these with a junior driver’s license can’t drive between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. until their guardian/guardian is with them, if the driving force is concerned in a public or charitable service, a volunteer fireplace firm member, or is employed throughout these hours.
Drivers with a junior license additionally can’t carry multiple passenger below 18 who just isn’t a member of the family until a guardian is within the automobile. After the primary six months, the variety of passengers will increase to a few.
The lawmakers say neighboring states similar to West Virginia, Ohio, and Maryland have made modifications to the minimal age to get a learner’s allow.
“Becoming a member of these states would imply extra monetary empowerment for Pennsylvania’s youth and extra tax income for the state,” mentioned the lawmakers.
A replica of the laws was not instantly made out there.