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West Virgina teen driving laws change July 10

Posted by lapearce on June 21, 2009

Fifteen-year-old Kenny Collins said he often sees students carry up to 10 of their friends to school in the beds of their pickup trucks.

"Fifteen-year-old Kenny Collins said he often sees students carry up to 10 of their friends to school in the beds of their pickup trucks."

West Virgina has been lagging behind on the recommended restrictions on graduated driver’s licenses that the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has recommended. They’re fixing that next month, however, as they adopt the advice and upgrade their GDL status to “good” under the IIHS’s rating system, the highest rating available.

What does this mean for teen drivers in West Virgina? In three weeks drivers under the age of 17 won’t be able to drive unsupervised after 10 p.m., no non relative teen passangers for the first six months of driving, are required to have 50 hours of driving before they get their license, and now can be pulled over and cited for cell phone use.

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