Legistators Toughen Teen Driving Rules 

A key legislative committee has approved a bill that toughens rules regarding teenage drivers and boosts penalties for irresponsible driving.Tuesday, the Legislature’s Transportation Committee approved the bill that extends the period of restrictions on intermediate driver licenses and adds fines and suspensions for drivers who violate those restrictions.It also increases the minimum fine for texting while driving for all drivers, from $100 to $250. The bill now moves to the full Legislature.