Senate File 146: Allows Parent-Taught Driver Education

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Last Updated: February 23, 2011
Senate File 146: Allows Parent-Taught Driver Education
Sponsors:
Dandekar
Summary:

This bill (along with House File 160) allows a parent, guardian, or legal custodian who is providing competent private instruction to a student to teach the student driver education, provided the person has a valid driver’s license that permits unaccompanied driving and has a clear driving record for the previous two years.

Homeschool parents have experienced many difficulties trying to obtain driver’s education through the public schools. In 2004, a parent-taught driver’s education bill passed both houses of the legislature, but Governor Vilsack vetoed it. This measure will save taxpayers money by reducing what the government spends on driver’s education.

More importantly, it will save lives. States that already have parent-taught driver’s education have seen a reduction in traffic deaths among young people who have been taught by their parents.

HSLDA's Position:
Action Requested:
Status:

02/03/2011 (Senate) Introduced, referred to Senate Transportation Committee
02/11/2011 (Senate) Referred to Senate Transportation subcommittee

This bill did not pass out of its committee of origin before the session ended. It is now dead.

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