Washington lawmaker proposes car decal for young drivers

Posted at 8:31 PM, Jan 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-30 20:31:34-05

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- State representative Liz Pike proposed a bill that would require all drivers 19 and younger have a "New Driver" decal on the vehicles they drive.

Cars used in driver training courses already have decal stickers that read "Student Driver" and Pike believes the same should be required of inexperienced licensed drivers.

Pike said young drivers are more likely to be involved in crashes, and the decal could warn drivers to keep a safe distance.

The decal would be a sign the driver would place in the windshield on the passenger side of the car.

Teens caught driving without such a decal could face a fine of $250 under the proposed bill.

The state's transportation committee discussed the proposal Thursday, but put it on hold for now.