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Proposal for New Driving Test Emerges After Tragic Accident

Arizona Lawmakers Push for Stricter Driver’s License Requirements Following Tragic Mohave County Accident

In Mohave County, Arizona, the aftermath of a tragic car accident involving a teen driver has spurred state lawmakers to propose new legislation aimed at tightening the requirements for securing a driver’s license. A recent crash that resulted in multiple fatalities has ignited discussions about the effectiveness of current driver training methods in the state.

The Arizona House gave preliminary approval to a bill last Thursday, which, if passed, would require all aspiring drivers to pass an online driving course approved by the Motor Vehicle Division prior to attempting the written and road tests required for obtaining a driving license. This stands in contrast to the present regulation, which merely requires parent or guardian certification for 30 hours of supervised driving practice, including 10 hours at night.

The proposed legislation came as a response to a heartrending testimony from Amy Shuffler of Kingman, whose 16-year-old son was involved in a fatal accident following a sports event last year. The teen was reportedly speeding and lost control of the vehicle, colliding with a utility pole. The crash led to the deaths of two teenagers and severe injuries to others. The driver now faces charges including second-degree murder and aggravated assault.

Shuffler, who imparted driving lessons to her son, expressed her sorrow before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and voiced her sense of personal failure. She highlighted her lack of

Source: The Mesa Tribune

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