Drivers License Restrictions - Tag
Although Washington does not have an official graduated license program, the licensing procedure for teenage license applicants is governed by laws that are very similar to the graduated drivers license laws of other states. According to the graduated drivers license requirements, applicants under the age of 18 cannot be issued with a full drivers license, instead they are provided with a learners permit and consequently with an intermediate drivers license. The graduated license laws set the minimum age for a full drivers license to 18.
In May, US senators discussed some changes to the current licensing procedure for teenage drivers. One of the main points was raising the unrestricted driving age to 18. At the moment, the minimum unrestricted license age varies between states and in some places it is as low as 16. US senators were looking into the possibility of introducing uniform graduated drivers license laws for the whole country.
Wisconsin will follow up other states in the move to make public roads safer by introducing a ban on texting behind the wheel. The law will go into effect on Dec 1, 2010 and drivers who choose to ignore the law can be slapped with a fine as high as $400.
Whether you are a resident of Wyoming or came from another state, if you want to drive on public roads, you will have to have a valid driver's license. Those who already hold a driving license issued by a different state can swap it for the Wyoming driver license without any additional testing.
Earlier this month, the lawmakers of Delaware proposed additional restrictions that could be added on top of the existing cell-phone restrictions. Although such driving restrictions are already in place in many states, Delaware residents are skeptical as to the efficiency of these measures.
On Tuesday, the Indiana state Senate committee passed a bill that places new restrictions on the underage drivers. The new teen restrictions have the potential to save lives.