They aren't speeding through the legislature, but two bills aimed at making South Dakota teens safer drivers are getting closer to becoming law.
The House Transportation Committee passed a measure that would ban beginning drivers from using cell phones behind the wheel until they turn 16. The panel also approved a bill that would set up a statewide coordinated drivers' education system.
Both bills will now go to the full House for consideration.
Two other teen driving bills that passed the Senate didn't make it out of committee on Tuesday.
One was a bill that would have required young drivers with learners' permits to wait longer before driving unaccompanied by an adult.
The other would limit the number of minors who could be passengers in a car driven by a teen with a restricted permit.