Posted on: July 13, 2011
A proposed South Carolina law would take away the driver’s license of teens who drop out of high school or miss to many classes, according to news reports.
The proposal, which was approved by the House subcommittee, would revoke teens’ driver’s licenses or learner’s permits who are expelled or drop out of school. The law would affect teens aged 15 to 17 years old.
“Waivers would be granted to teens who drop out to go to work and support themselves or their families, as well as teens enrolled in high-school equivalency – or General Educational Development – programs,” according to news reports.
“About one in four S.C. high school students does not graduate four years after entering high school, according to 2010 state Department of Education data released last month.”
The teen would be re-eligible for a license when they turn 18, according to news reports.
During the subcommittee meeting, the House agreed to “reclassify mo-peds as motor vehicles so that mo-ped drivers could be charged with driving under the influence,” but “Rejected a proposal to ban S.C. smokers from lighting up in cars when children are present.”
As a Greenville car accident attorney , I will be paying close attention to these measures to find out if they turn into law or not. In the meantime, I always urge drivers to follow current driving laws to avoid car accidnets.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, contact a personal injury lawyer in Greenville .