New drivers may face extra test
New drivers may soon have to take an additional written test before they receive their first full driver license.
The House voted 73-0 Monday to pass HB206, and sent it to the Senate.
Rep. Steve Eliason, R-Sandy, the bill's sponsor, said currently a 15-year-old seeking a license takes a short written exam before obtaining a learner's permit, and eventually takes a driving exam after practice.
The bill would also require a final written exam, which could be taken online. He said it would be designed to educate them especially on reasons behind most road fatalities.
For example, in a given year if a high number of fatalities are related to not wearing seat belts or distracted driving, questions will focus on those to help reduce deaths.