Teens better get good grades if they want to drive under proposal

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MERIDIAN, Idaho (KBOI) - The grades your teenager gets in school could soon affect their ability to get a drivers license. That's the idea behind a new bill introduced at the statehouse today.

The new proposal would require prospective drivers to have what the bill calls satisfactory academic progress toward graduation.

One of those prospective drivers is Bailey Robles, is 15 and itching to get behind the wheel.

"Most of my friends already have their license and they have bad grades so i don't think it's fair," said Robles.

Bailey's dad has made his own law, get a 3.0 or no driving.

"It shows a certain level of responsibility to get a 3.0 and for me the prize would be to get a license," said Jason Robles.

Even though Robles is a stickler for that 3.0 he says he doesn't need a law to tell him if his son can drive.

"I don't think it's right for the government to say sorry you cannot have a license when the parents can set rules based on how they are achieving goals throughout their life and make the right choice," Robles said.

Robles says there maybe other factors that make parents a better decision maker than the government.

"Maybe their kids need to drive, maybe a parent is disabled and they need that license. I am more a fan of parents taking care of the children and doing the right thing by their kids," said Robles.

As for 15 year old Bailey and friend Shez Linnarz they don't like it but they say a law might work.

"If the government implimented it more kids would try because some kids blow off their parents just because they are their parents," said Linnarz.