- Associated Press - Sunday, May 17, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - A bill that has been sent to Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s desk aims to help law enforcement and parents identify young drivers with intermediate licenses.

Republican Sen. Kim Rosen introduced the bill in response to a car crash that killed 15-year-old Bucksport resident Taylor Darveau last year. The 16-year-old who had been driving the car held an intermediate license so she wasn’t allowed to have juvenile non-family members as passengers.

The bill directs the Secretary of State’s office to offer car decals to intermediate license holders. Supporters say that will help law enforcement and parents determine whether a person is supposed to be driving with a passenger.

Intermediate drivers can only carry passengers other than immediate family members if they’re accompanied by another licensed driver that meets certain requirements.


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