Indiana Senate Committee Clears Teen-Driver Legislation

A bill that would make it tougher for teens to get a driver's license cleared an Indiana Senate Committee on Tuesday.

The legislation bans teenage drivers from using cell phones, limits driving hours, and moves the driving age to 16-and-a-half.

Supporters say the restrictions will make the roads safer.

However, some lawmakers are skeptical.

Before you can get a license, the bill also requires at least 50 hours of supervised driving practice; ten of those hours at night.

Critics say logging that much practice may be a struggle for some teens.

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