Jan 15 2008 8:31AM
Associated Press
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PIERRE, S.D. (AP) A bill that fixes a glitch in traffic laws has been approved by the state Senate Transportation Committee.

State officials were suspending driving privileges of youngsters who break city and county traffic laws, but it was discovered last year that the state does not have that legal authority.

SB13, which was sent 6-1 Tuesday to the full Senate, would ensure that state officials can suspend licenses of young drivers who violate local traffic laws, as well as state traffic laws.

Violations would result in 30-day license loss for those younger than 16.

Subsequent convictions of local traffic laws would require the loss of driving privileges until drivers turn 16 or for 90 days, whichever is longer.

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