It is time our legislators tied getting a driver's license to high school grades. If you have a GPA of 3.0 to 4.0, you can get a driver's license at age 16. Students with a GPA of 2.0 to 2.9 get one at 17. And students with a GPA below 2.0 wait until age 18.

After getting a license, if your GPA falls to the next lower level, your license will be suspended until you get your grades back up. For those who say they have to drive to work, take care of medical needs or drive for family needs, there are no exceptions. The answer is to get good grades and keep your grades up. Overall, students with better grades are better drivers and get into less trouble.

Grayson Redd