S. Dakota latest state to restrict cell phones for teens

South Dakota legislators voted new young-driver restrictions into place Feb. 4 aimed at reducing teen traffic fatalities.
   The new laws, including banning beginning drivers from using cell phones altogether, align with those already in effect in 30 other states.
   Up to now, South Dakota also has been one of just a few states that allow 14-year-olds to drive with learners' permits. That tradition can be traced to the state's agrarian roots and the need for teens to drive on farms.
   Curious to know how Washington and Oregon compare with other regions? Here are the graduated license laws for all 50 states.

by  Jon Osterberg



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