Gov. Pat Quinn has signed three road safety bills into law, including one beefing up adult driver’s education requirements.
House Bill 772 requires people ages 18 to 20 who skip driver’s education to complete a 6-hour computer-based course before applying for a driver’s license.
Secretary of State Jesse White says the law is a way to extend driver’s education to more young drivers.
“There’s been a 60 percent reduction in loss of lives for the young people who take part in our graduated driver’s license program, and that takes place primarily through driver’s education.”
A second bill lets the Secretary of State’s office reject driver’s permit or licenses for teens with pending traffic citations, and a third law deals with limiting court supervision as a sentence when a driver is charged in a fatal accident.
All three laws take effect in 2014.