Parents ask Congress to raise the driving age to 18 - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina

Parents ask Congress to raise the driving age to 18

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Parents who have lost teenagers to traffic accidents are calling for tougher driver's license standards.

They met with members of Congress Tuesday to promote the Safe Teen And Novice Driver Uniform Protection, or "STANDUP" Act.

The bill would raise state driving requirements to a consistent level nationwide.

It would also introduce a three-stage system for teens to earn their licenses, with more learning time required.

The age for a full driver's license would be raised to 18.

Similar legislation failed in Congress last year.

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