Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Legislation Proposed to Restrict Driving by Alabama teens

State Rep. Jim McClendon, R-Springville, is chairman of the State Highway Safety Coordinating Committee. The committee is working on a package to reduce deaths among the youth of Alabama. The bill will not only target the driving of teens, but will also address drunk driving, seat belts, and driver without insurance.

The committee's other proposals would:

-rescind a law that bars police forces in towns with populations of less than 19,000 from patrolling interstate highway.

-prohibit those 18 and younger from using cell phones while driving.

-create a "super drunk" law providing higher penalties for people arrested for driving with a blood-alcohol content of 0.15 percent or higher. Alabama's drunken driving law currently applies at 0.08 percent blood alcohol level.

-clarify a gray area in state law to make sure drunken driving convictions more than five years old are admissible in court.

-toughen penalties for people caught driving without a license or insurance.

-increase the penalty for not wearing a seat belt from $25 to $50 and require adults in the back seat of vehicles to buckle up. Adults in back seats are not currently covered by the law.
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Gattina said...

A lot of things are going through your mind ! at least now you have it written down just like a reminder. Weatherforecasts are mostly wrong, I count more on my cats, they all wash behind their ears when rain is coming in the next days, lol !

Barbara said...

I think you meant to put this under Thursday Thirteen. :) Thanks for coming.