Get Driver's Education Back in High Schools
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In the State of Washington, all young adults under the age of 18 are required to take driver's education in order to get their driver's license. Since 2002, Washington State driver's education programs haven't received any public funding, placing the sole burden of financing student drivers on the parents. This has not only caused driver's education to become a privilege for financially well off teenagers, it's caused many driver's to skip driver's education altogether. Drivers are increasingly opting to wait until 18 to get their licenses, skipping the education process entirely. With the recent legislation fining driver's in the State of Washington under the Driving Under the Influence of Electronics Act, as well as new revenue from legalizing marijuana under Initiative 502, the state is more than capable of helping finance, or subsidizing, driver's education. This will help educate teens of the dangers of driving while under the influence of electronics, alcohol, and marijuana as well as helping teenagers gain the knowledge necessary to be life long safe driver's.
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