Law Could Enforce Driving Privileges Based On School Performance

Do you think teen’s grades and driving privileges should be directly related? The ACLU of Tennessee is pushing to change a law that puts high schoolers’ driving privileges on suspension, based on how they perform in school.

Under the No Pass, No Drive law, if a student drops out of school or fails to make acceptable grades, the school is required to notify the Department of Safety. The student’s driving privileges are then suspended.

The first time a student drops out, they may regain the privilege to drive by returning to school and making up the grades. After that, there is no second chance. The student must wait to turn 18 years old before being eligible to apply for a license at that point.

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