Wyo. Teens May Face More License Restrictions
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — An interim legislative committee will consider changes to restricted licenses issued to teen drivers.
The proposal would block teen drivers with such licenses from traveling with more than one passenger under the age of 18 who is not a member of their immediate family.
Restricted licenses allow 14- or 15-year-olds to drive on their own. The license is largely designed for teenagers who live on farms or in rural parts of the state.
The Wyoming Highway Patrol recommended the proposal last week to the Legislature’s Joint Transportation, Highways and Military Affairs Committee.
The Associated Press reports that some lawmakers expressed caution because of the strain the idea could place on rural families.