Will stricter requirements make N.J. teen drivers safer?

    New Jersey lawmakers have passed a bill to create stricter driver license requirements for teens — and their parents. Are the changes too restrictive, or just what’s needed? Let’s start a conversation.

    New Jersey lawmakers Monday night passed a bill to create stricter driver license requirements for teens —  and their parents.

    Are the changes too restrictive, orjust what’s needed? Your opinion.

    It would double the length of a learner’s permit from six months to a year. And both teens and their parents would be required to take an additional 90-minute driver-orientation class online or in person. Only then would a teen be eligible for a basic driver license.

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    If signed by Gov. Chris Christie, the new law would take effect in early 2013. Are you hoping he’ll sign?

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