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Drivers could get learner's permit at age 15 under bill

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Posted at 3:16 PM, Jun 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-23 11:51:52-04

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — New drivers in Wisconsin could get their learner’s permit six months earlier than is allowed currently under a bill passed by the Assembly.

The bill passed unanimously Tuesday would allow for a driver to get their instructional permit at age 15, rather than age 15 and a half. The age to obtain their probationary license would remain 16.

Supporters, including AAA Wisconsin, argue that new, teenage drivers would benefit from having more time to drive in a variety of weather conditions before obtaining their license. The bill now heads to Gov. Tony Evers for his consideration.

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