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New bill requiring parents to accompany teens to court for traffic infractions

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - A new Kentucky bill would require parents to appear with their teens in traffic court, when a teen is cited for a traffic violation.

Lawmakers passed the bill unanimously on Friday, and now it heads to Gov. Steve Beshear's office.

The law aims to make sure parents know when their children are accused of traffic violations. The law would apply to teens under the age of 18.

The bill stems from the death of a Kentucky teenager, who died in a crash while speeding.

Supporters of the bill say the teen had been stopped for speeding before, but went to traffic court without telling his parents.

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