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New teen driver law and the Main Line

The new Pennsylvania law that begins today, Dec. 27, limits junior drivers to one passenger under age 18. How do people on the Main Line feel about it?

Main Line drivers under the age of 18 who have recently received their license may experience a slight hurdle during the rest of their winter breaks.

Like their peers across Pennsylvania, junior drivers are now restricted under a new driving law that prevents them from having more than one non-family member passenger under the age of 18 for the first six months after they receive their license.

The law, which begins today, Tuesday, Dec. 27, was passed by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives back in September.

If junior drivers have not been convicted of a driving violation or been partially or fully responsible for a reported crash after the six months, up three under-18-year-old, non-family member passengers may be in the car.

For more information about the law, click here.

Neighbors wants to hear Main Line residents thoughts on this law. Do you agree with this driving restriction? Why or why not?

Residents who want to share their stories and opinions relating to this matter can reach us by e-mail or Twitter ( or and @NeighborsML).

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