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VIDEO: New Nevada legislation can impact driving privileges for truant students

VIDEO: New Nevada legislation can impact driving privileges for truant students

Danijel Zekanovic January 24, 2015
Truancy linked to eligibility of driving privileges.
EDITORIAL: New drivers license rules places restrictions on truant students

EDITORIAL: New driver’s license rules places restrictions on truant students

Southwest Shadow January 23, 2015
Ditching class can lead to unwanted consequences regarding the right to drive.
Due to the implementation of Nevadas new law to prevent truancy, a student declared a habitual truant may have their license suspended anywhere from 30 days to six months.
 Photo Credit: Alexis Drevetzki

New truancy law adds steps to acquiring drivers license

January 22, 2015
With over 120,000 truants in Clark County in the past year, Nevada has enacted a law that will suspend the license of habitual truants.
Illustration by: Andrea Galvan

Editorial Cartoon

Andrea Galvan January 9, 2015
In this week's cartoon, Andrea illustrates the consequences of ditching school.
During winter break, junior Brandon Hatch was surprised with a brand new car. He plans on taking his drivers test later in the year, but first, he must meet the attendance requirements due to the new law. I think a law to control such things is a good idea in theory, but that in practice, its not going to go as administrators or law enforcers may plan for it to go, Hatch said. 
 Photo Credit: Jen Chiang

Senate Bill 269 effective Jan. 1, driving license suspensions linked to school attendance

Jenika Chiang January 6, 2015
Senate Bill 269, which restricts students from receiving their driver's license or learner's permit unless the student meets the attendance requirements, was effective Jan 1.