Updated: Thursday, 28 Jan 2010, 10:03 PM CST
Published : Thursday, 28 Jan 2010, 10:15 AM CST
HOUSTON (AP) - If you are a teen and you want to drive, a new proposal may determine whether or not you will get behind the wheel.
Gov. Rick Perry proposes Texas high school-aged students must hit the books if they want to legally hit the road.
At a news conference in Houston on Wednesday, Perry said students should have to prove that they're enrolled in school and working toward a diploma or GED if they want to get and keep a driver's license.
Perry said he'll ask the Texas Education Agency and the Texas Department of Public Safety to determine what's needed to implement such a program. If legislation is needed, Perry said he will work with lawmakers to get it passed.
Perry announced his plan during a campaign stop. He is vying for the GOP gubernatorial nomination in the March 2 primary against U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison and Republican activist Debra Medina.