Rep. Joe Smith, R-St. Charles, has prefiled a bill which would the raise at which teens can apply for a driver's license from 16 to 18.
HB 1492 should be a favorite with the younger set.
Smith has also filed another bill designed to increase safeties on the highways and I would love to see this one enacted. HB 1429 would make it illegal to drive and talk on cellphones at the same time. Exceptions would be made for drivers of emergency vehicles, tow trucks, etc., and for hands-free devices.