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Posted: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 7:00 pm | Updated: 6:57 pm, Sat Feb 8, 2014.

Would students be more likely to attend school if their driving privileges could be revoked for truancy?

Two Republican legislators who believe so have introduced bills that would require the state’s Motor Vehicle Division to suspend or postpone issuance of driver’s licenses for students who violate the state’s compulsory school-attendance law. But the fate of the House measure is unclear after it failed its first hurdle Wednesday.

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3 comments:

  • Pierce Knolls posted at 12:55 pm on Thu, Feb 6, 2014.

    Mister Pierce Posts: 1166

    It's always good to hear from the pro-truancy crowd.

     
  • Mark Ordonez posted at 9:27 am on Thu, Feb 6, 2014.

    marcoordonez Posts: 482

    "It's about time these kids realize that driving is in fact a privilege not a right." I think we ALL need to be hip to this....well except the illegals.
    Strange, legal citizens being held to different requirements.
    Illegals getting drivers licenses, no problem.
    Illegals without driver's insurance, no problem.
    Illegals getting to pay in state tuition, no problem.
    Illegals qualifying for government assistance, no problem.
    Illegals demanding more and more from the country they broke into, no problem.

     
  • Andrew Lucero posted at 9:02 pm on Wed, Feb 5, 2014.

    Andrew Lucero Posts: 100

    They need to put a little more teeth in that bill....Like not only suspend driving privileges but also notifying their insurance carriers...Work with the insurance companies, If their driving privileges are suspend for truancy, then so is their insurance coverage...Plus, once they get their licenses back, they are subject to fine and higher insurance fees....Trust me, if mom and dad have to pay more, they will make sure that little Johnny and Suzie are at school...These strict rules in place would also go a long way in curbing Miss. Amershek's attitude very quickly. It's about time these kids realize that driving is in fact a privilege not a right.

     
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