Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Dropouts would be ineligible for driver license until 21

ASSOCIATED PRESS • March 19, 2008 NASHVILLE — People who don't have high school diplomas or GEDs wouldn't be able to get driver licenses until the age of 21 under a proposal advancing in the Legislature. The measure sponsored by Rep. Joe Towns Jr., a Memphis Democrat, passed the House Education Committee on Wednesday. Present law requires suspension of a driver license for any student under age 18 who quits school. The suspension holds until the individual turns 18. Towns' bill would extend the suspension to age 21.

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