Farm driving as young as 14 goes to Co Senate

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DENVER (AP) - A bill allowing youths as young as 14 to receive Colorado driver's licenses for agricultural work is now in the State Senate.

The Senate Transportation Committee planned to start work Tuesday on a bill creating a new "agricultural youth driver's license." Teens would be eligible at 14 1/2 years of age, with the caveat that they could drive only between their homes and an approved agricultural business.

Those under 16 could drive on highways only with an adult in the car.

The proposal has already passed in the House. If the bill becomes law, a legislative analysis predicted some 145 Colorado youths would apply for the licenses each year.

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  • by Jeepguy Location: GJ on May 3, 2011 at 04:46 PM
    Maybe I missed something, but why is it that we need a law (and a special driver's license) for this? I grew up on a farm, started driving a tractor (with help)at about age 8. Did solo runs in the orchard at age 10, and drove short distances on public roads at 12 or 13. Never a problem that I recall. Seems to me that things like this just create "more government" with little or no benefit to anyone.
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      by TLC on May 3, 2011 at 06:55 PM in reply to Jeepguy
      Follow the money.
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