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Senator Regan Partners with SADD Club to Make Roads Safer for Teens

On Tuesday, April 25, 2017, three seniors from the East Pennsboro Area High School, Mina Diep, Mazen Megahed, and Rina Shokes, went to the Capitol in Harrisburg to advocate for safer roads for teenagers in Pennsylvania.  This advocacy was a part of the 2017 PA Teen Safe Driving Symposium, hosted by the Pennsylvania DUI Association, where students and professionals from around the nation met to discuss the greatest risks and needs for safer roads.

The East Pennsboro students met with Pennsylvania Senator Mike Regan (31st District), who asked our students to partner with him to draft a bill to improve the licensing requirements for Pennsylvania teens, insuring anyone under the age of 21 will get the experience and mentoring they need before getting a full, graduated driver’s license.  Currently in Pennsylvania, teens can wait until they are 18 to get their adult driver’s license, bypassing the 65 hours of behind the wheel practice under the supervision of an experienced driver (usually a student’s parents) required for a junior license.  

Our students will also be partnering with the Cumberland County Youth Advisory Board (YAB) and Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (a national alliance of consumer, medical, public health, and safety groups and insurance companies) to insure the bill Senator Regan will introduce to the PA Senate will have the greatest chance for success.

We are panther proud! Great job!!! 
Senator Reagan and students