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Nevada Considers Allowing 14-Year-Old Drivers In More Places


LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada lawmakers are considering allowing more 14-year-olds to drive, under a measure backed by an assemblywoman who says that if young drivers are allowed in rural places they should also be allowed in cities.

Republican Assemblywoman Alexis Hansen of Sparks tells the Las Vegas Sun the change could give more students a way to get to class, including at charter schools.

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Assembly Bill 53 faces a first hearing Thursday at the Assembly Committee on Growth and Infrastructure in Carson City.

It would expand Department of Motor Vehicles authority to grant restricted licenses to 14- to 18-year-olds in counties with fewer than 55,000 residents or towns with less than 25,000 people where the school district doesn't provide transportation.

Hansen says there are currently 45 students statewide with restricted licenses like that.