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Monday, October 12, 2009 - 3:26am

Joshua's Law Money Not Fully Spent on Driver's Education

Updated: 5 years ago.
Only 20 percent of the money collected for Joshua's Law ends up being used for driver’s education courses. (photo courtesy Ildar Sagdejev)

The money raised from a teen-driving law is not fully spent on driver’s education.

One father says that needs to change.

In 2007, the legislature passed Joshua’s Law. It requires teens to undergo adequate driver’s education courses.

It was named after Alan Brown’s son Joshua who died in a car accident in 2003.

Brown says the law established requires the money collected through an extra fee on traffic tickets be spent on driving courses for teens.

But only 20 percent of the money collected ends up going towards driver’s education.

The rest of the cash goes into the state’s general fund for other state expenses.

Brown says more of the money collected should go towards teen driver's education courses.

More than $38 million has been collected over the four years the law has been in effect, but just more than $8 million has been spent on teen driving courses.

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