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Scott Schwieger, of West Central Driving School, addresses students Wednesday at his school in downtown Willmar. He thinks Minnesota’s new graduated licensing law provides new incentives for teens to drive safely. Tribune photo by Gary Miller

Minn.’s new graduated licensing laws limit new drivers in ways to prevent distractions


WILLMAR — While there may have been an increase in deaths of teen drivers nationally last year, Willmar driving instructor Scott Schwieger says there’s another statistic that’s important too.

“Overall all they do a good job,” said Schwieger, who has taught at his West Central Driving School in Willmar for nearly 29 years. “You don’t hear about the percentage who don’t get in an accident.”

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Gary Miller

Born and attended public schools in Willmar, Minn. Served 20 years in U.S. Navy as a photojournalist. Worked at West Central Tribune since retiring from the Navy in 1994.

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