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Panel votes to raise age to drive

Compromise eyed as debate heats up

State Senator Steven A. Baddour, a Methuen Democrat and cochairman of the Joint Committee on Transportation (left), and Senator Harriette L. Chandler (center) listened yesterday as Representative Joseph F. Wagner talked about the bill to raise the driving age in Massachusetts.
By Raja Mishra
Globe Staff / March 31, 2006

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A state legislative committee approved a bill yesterday that would raise the legal driving age to 17 1/2 and toughen rules on young drivers, a sweeping proposal already facing fervent opposition from some lawmakers and parents. (Full article: 668 words)

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