Eye On Boise

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 27, 2013, 2:39 P.M.

Keeping teen drivers-in-training off the phone…

Teens who are learning to drive would be banned from talking on cell phones while they drive during the six-month driving practice period prescribed under Idaho’s graduated drivers license law, under a bill that cleared the House Transportation Committee yesterday on a 9-7 vote; the measure, HB 155, now heads to the full House. AAA of Idaho, which backed the bill, conducted a statewide poll in November that found 88 percent of Idaho voters backed banning the use of cell phones by drivers 18 and younger. Under the measure, teen drivers-in-training who violate the ban would have to repeat their six-month practice period before they could qualify for an unrestricted driver’s license. You can read AAA’s full news release here about the measure.

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