Chester County mother goes to Washington to fight for stricter teen driving laws

    Distracted driving isn’t just attributed to cell phones. Marlene Case can tell you. Her 17-year-old son died in 2009 when his 16-year-old friend crashed the car they were driving in in Chester County. There were six teens in the car at the time.


    Case was among many mothers who went to Washington, D.C., Tuesday to fight for stricter teen driving laws, as the Mercury reports.

    She supports the STANDUP Act, which would regulate nighttime driving, the number of passengers and cell phone use when teens are at the wheel.

    The act wasn’t passed in the last congressional session, but is expected to be re-introduced this week.

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