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Published March 18, 2011, 08:30 AM

Renewed push for ND teen driver restrictions

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota traffic safety advocates are renewing their push for new restrictions on teenage drivers.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota traffic safety advocates are renewing their push for new restrictions on teenage drivers.

The North Dakota Senate's Transportation Committee is going over teen driver legislation Friday.

It would require young drivers to get extra driving experience before they could drive without adult supervision.

Drivers younger than 16 would need to have adult supervision for a full year. Under current law a driver as young as 14 may drive without an adult.

Young drivers would have restrictions on the number of passengers they could carry, and they wouldn't be able to use cell phones behind the wheel.

The "graduated driver's license" proposal has been advocated by parents who have lost children in traffic accidents.

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