Proposed by Sparks Republican Assemblywoman Alexis Hansen, Assembly Bill 213, if passed, will effectively allow teenagers as young as 14 drive on some of Nevada’s busiest roads on their way to and from school.
Of course, Nevada’s current laws already allow children as young as 14 years old to get a restricted drivers license that allows them to drive back and forth to school, but only in counties with fewer than 55,000 residents, or towns with fewer than 25,000 people.
Under the new law, students of charter schools that don’t provide private or public transportation to their campuses would be able to get a restricted license, regardless of the size of the county where the school is located.
That means that it could actually be possible to see drives as young as 14 behind the wheel across the State of Nevada.
The bill is set for a hearing at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday in the Assembly’s Growth and Infrastructure Committee. People interested in testifying on the bill can do so from Las Vegas by going to room 4401 the Grant Sawyer office building at 555 E. Washington Ave.