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New Ky. law requires parental notification when child receives traffic notification

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The death of a Louisville teen killed in a high-speed crash has prompted lawmakers to take action.

On Tuesday morning, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear ceremoniously signed the Denzel Steward Bill. The bill is named after the Louisville teen who died in a crash only one month after receiving a speeding ticket that he hid from his parents.

Had they known, they say they would've suspended his driving privileges.

"I don't want any parent to go through this," said Shawn Steward, Denzel's mother. "It takes a toll on you, it really does. I mean, every day I think about it."

The new law requires the state to notify parents when their minor child receives a traffic violation. It takes effect July 1.

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