‘Less Tears More Years’ could become statewide initiative

By: Mystic Matthews Email
By: Mystic Matthews Email

GRAYSON COUNTY, Tex. -- The ‘Less Tears, More Years’ campaign that started in Pottsboro could become a statewide initiative. The Texas House of Representatives has ordered a study to be done on teen driving safety.

State Representative Larry Phillips is a member of the House Committee on Transportation. Now, a sub-committee has been formed to look into issues of teen driving to see if new legislation is needed to make it safer for teens on the road.

Phillips says it’s another great step for the Less Tears, More Years campaign. His sub-committee has been assigned to do a study that will review teen driver safety issues.

During that review, the subcommittee will look at previous studies done on teen driving and look at concerns that traffic safety experts have and look at the graduated driver's license program, which took effect five years ago. They will also look at that to see if changes need to be made.

Phillips says he hopes this study will show that stiffer driving laws need to be pushed through legislation when lawmakers meet again next year.

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