New Pa. teen driving law takes effect Tuesday

    New teen driving restrictions that focus on passenger limitations and seat belt requirements take effect Tuesday in Pennsylvania.

    House Bill 9, which was signed by Governor Tom Corbett in October, increases driver training hours, limits the number of passengers a teenager can drive with to one and makes it a primary offense for anyone to drive a vehicle with a passenger under 18 who isn’t wearing a seat belt.

    The bill is known as “Lacey’s Law,” and is meant to go further in reducing teen-driving deaths and improving traffic safety.

    “Pennsylvania has made great strides in reducing teen-driving fatalities in the past decade but when it comes to the health and well-being of our children, we must go further,” Governor Corbett said back in October when he signed the bill.

    Click here to read more about the bill.

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