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Pennsylvania bill would take driver’s license away from truant teens

It’s really sad to see lawmakers try to take the easy way out on important issues in society. Here in Pennsylvania, one proposed bill would strip truant teens of their driving license:

Pennsylvania bill would take driver’s license away from truant teens

Would taking a driver’s license away from a truant teen get the kid back in school?

Maybe.

Since other ideas have failed to curb class cutting and dropping out, tying truancy to licenses seems worth a try, said Rep. Thomas R. Caltagirone. The Berks County Democrat introduced a bill last month that would do just that.

Pennsylvania Needs Better Solutions to Get Kids Back in School

Pennsylvania Needs Better Solutions to Get Kids Back in School

So instead of doing the the right thing by counseling these kids on the value of a good education and creating educational programs to engage them, politicians are resorting to strong arm tactics that don’t even work.

Studies have found 50 percent of truants return to school after losing their license, Smink said. But within two or three weeks, most of those wander off again. Those with cars just drive illegally.

We as a society face many complex challenges and politicians are offering shortcuts, not solutions. There is a better way.

PA DUI attorney Justin J. McShane is the President/CEO of The McShane Firm, LLC - Pennsylvania's top criminal law and DUI law firm. He is the highest rated DUI attorney in PA as rated by Avvo.com. Justin McShane is a double Board certified attorney. He is the first and so far the only Pennsylvania attorney to achieve American Bar Association recognized board certification in DUI defense from the National College for DUI Defense, Inc. He is also a Board Certified Criminal Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, a Pennsylvania Supreme Court Approved Agency.

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