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NH bill allows teens to take online driving course

March 31, 2012
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CONCORD, N.H.—Teen drivers could take online driver education courses instead of attending driving school to get their driver's licenses in New Hampshire under a bill being considered by the Senate.

The Senate Transportation Committee is holding a hearing on the House-passed bill Thursday. The bill also requires teens under age 18 to receive a total of 60 hours of supervised behind-the-wheel training. Parents must provide 20 of the 60 hours of training in the vehicle. Parents also must complete an online course to prepare them to teach their children.

Teens who fail their written or road test and want to try again before turning 18 must complete a driving school course.

Supporters say the online course is less expensive than driving school and would enable more low-income teens to get training.

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