Rhode Island considers driver's education for teens' parents
By: The Associated Press
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Parents of teenagers learning how to drive would have to take their own driver's education class under a proposal being considered by Rhode Island lawmakers.
The state House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on the bill Wednesday. It would mandate a free course for parents or guardians of drivers under 18 years old. Parents with multiple children wouldn't have to take the class more than once in a 5-year period.
AAA Northeast is backing the bill, which was introduced by Democratic House Majority Leader Joseph Shekarchi. The legislation describes the organization as a possible course provider.
Massachusetts and Connecticut have required such classes for about a decade. Rhode Island's proposal offers the option of taking it online.
The House passed a similar bill last year that stalled in the Senate.