BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - A state committee looking for ways to
save lives on Alabama highways wants to get young drivers off cell
phones and put new restrictions on how many passengers they can
State Representative Jim McClendon of Springville, who chairs the panel, said the proposed legislation won't just address teens. It will include bills affecting drunken drivers, seat belt use, and drivers with no insurance.
One bill in the package would toughen the state's graduated driver license law, which limits 16-year-old drivers to carrying no more than four passengers. McClendon's committee wants to reduce
that to one passenger.
The committee's other proposals would:
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