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Quinn Signs Three Road Safety Bills

Updated: Tuesday, August 6 2013, 11:26 AM CDT

Three new road safety bills that aim to keep Illinois roads safe are now laws on the books.

One law will beef up adult driver's education requirements.

Another lets the Secretary of State's office reject driver's permits or licenses for drivers 18 years and younger who have pending citations.

The third law deals with limiting court supervision as a sentence when a driver is charged in a fatal accident.

Gov. Pat Quinn said the secretary of state's office helped implement these new laws.

"I think the secretary would join with me in saying when we have zero injuries and zero fatalities, that's when we can say our mission is accomplished," Quinn said. "But that's what we work on every single day. As we go through this month, and a lot of people are taking vacations and driving on the road all the way into Labor Day, we want to make sure everyone knows what the law is."

Quinn said these new laws will help save and protect lives and enhance traffic safety. They take effect January 1.

Story by NewsChannel20.

Quinn Signs Three Road Safety Bills

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