The North Dakota House voted today to approve new restrictions on teenage drivers in the state, the Associated Press reported.
House Bill 1256 would change existing state law to make teenagers wait to drive without supervision until they are 15, and would also forbid them from using a cell phone while driving until they are 18. The bill, which passed the House in a 71-22 vote, now goes to the state Senate.
Current state laws regarding teen driving allow teenagers to get a learner’s permit when they’re 14, and they can drive without an adult six months later. This bill would instead require new teen drivers to get at least 50 hours of supervised driving experience in various conditions before they could drive without an adult.