In an effort to teach parents the rules for new teenage drivers, Tammy Guido-McGee is lobbying members of the General Assembly to pass Senate Bill 78.
The bill that Guido wants to become law requires parents to take a 90-minute class that teaches them the rules that apply only to young drivers.
The class is currently required in Northern Virginia’s planning district eight, she said. “This class goes over what parents need to know like teenage drivers cannot have four kids in the car,” Guido said.
She noted that rules for young drivers have changed since most parents received their driver’s license during their teen years. Parents could not be aware of the changes.
This is the second bill Guido has lobbied for. She worked with local lawmakers to have “Conner’s Law” passed. Named after her late son who was a high school student and passenger when he was killed in an October 2019 car crash involving a fellow student who driving with a learner’s permit. That law requires only licensed student drivers to have a school parking pass. Guido said the student was given a parking pass without showing he was a licensed driver.
Guido asked Peninsula residents to support the bill by contacting General Assembly members. To find your representative visit Virginia House of Delegates Member Listings (virginiageneralassembly.gov)
Guido started a website for people to report suspicous or unlawful activity without identifying themselves. She partnered with several local law enforcement agencies to pass along the information reported. Visit IfYouSeeSomethingSaySomething.org.