• Measure would require education in lieu of driver’s ed

    by  • March 22, 2013 • News

    Legislation proposed by Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White to further improve Illinois ’ heralded graduated driver licensing program was approved unanimously by the House Transportation: Vehicles and Safety Committee this week. 

    House Bill 772, which now goes to the full House for consideration, will require people ages 18 to 20, who skip driver education, to complete a 6-hour driver training and education course before applying for a driver’s license. 

    Under the current law, when a teen turns 18, even without any driver education whatsoever, he or she may apply for and obtain a driver’s license.