The Chicago Tribune featured an article in the February 24, 2010 edition on teen driving. The STANDUP Act (Safe Teen and Novice Driver Uniform Protection) would change the learner’s permit age to 16. The current age of to receive a learner’s permit in Illinois is 15. The article sites evidence that the long a teen waits to drive, the safer driver they are.
If you have a teen driver, encourage them to be careful, wear their seatbelt, and restrain from using cell phone while driving. If you teen has had driving troubles, call a lawyer for assistance. Keeping your teen’s driving record on track early on can prevent more troubles later.