TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Teenagers would wait longer to drive under a bill advanced by the Senate.
The chamber gave first-round approval Wednesday on a voice vote to the bill, which also bans anyone under age 18 from using a cell phone while driving. A final vote of approval is needed to send the measure to the House.
The bill increases the minimum age for a learner's permit from 14 to 15. For a restricted license, the age would go from 15 to 16 and for an unrestricted license, from 16 to 17.
Farm permits would remain unchanged at age 14.
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