Let's Keep Foster Care Program for Teen Drivers Moving Forward | Opinion

Sun Sentinel 

By Jennifer Sullivan, Aaron Bean 

Keys to Independence program's success can continue with Florida legislators' support. 

As young people transition to adulthood, earning their driver's license provides a certain level of independence and economic mobility — a vehicle, if you will, to go places in life.

Whether heading to school or work, the doctor's office or the grocery store, having the ability to drive is a necessity most Floridians take for granted. 

Until recently, however, getting a license —  not to mention paying for car insurance — was nearly impossible for teens in the state's foster care system. Three years ago, in fact, only 20 youth ages 15 to 18 in the foster care system anywhere in Florida received their driver's license before the age of 18.

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