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New Law Pushes Teens To Take Driver's Education
Updated July 6, 2015 10:42 AM
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(UNDATED) - A new law that became effective Wednesday stipulates that a young driver who completes a driver's education course can get a license at 16 years and 90 days old.

The previous rule was 16 and 180 days. Those drivers also need to have completed a 50-hour supervised driving log and held a permit for at least 180 days.

The legislative bill's author, Republican Rep. Ed Soliday of Valparaiso, pushed for the law as a way of encouraging teens to take driver training courses.

Another new law prohibits any driver under 21-years-old from using a cellphone while operating a vehicle.

Teens can still use it to call 911, but not for texting or talking on the phone.

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