Teens with too many unexcused absences risk not getting drivers license

8 News Now, KLAS-TV Las Vegas
By Sharie Johnson, Anchor/Reporter
By Mark Mutchler, Photojournalist
Dec. 18, 2014

LAS VEGAS -- Many teen drivers might think it's cool to ditch school, but a law going into effect on Jan. 1 may have them thinking differently.The new law will prevent teens with too many unexcused absences from getting their driver's license.

Senate Bill 269 or SB 269 takes a hard look at the attendance record of students under 18 who want to apply for a driver's license or a permit.  The teens have to submit a DMV 301 form and get it signed by their school showing that the student has had less than 10 unexcused absences.

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