This Saturday, December 24th, 16 and 17-year-old drivers will face new restrictions in Pennsylvania.  They will need more training, they will be able to transport fewer passengers, and not wearing a seat belt will be enough for a teen driver to get pulled over.

For older drivers, failure to wear a seat belt remains a secondary offense – subject to a fine if stopped for another reason.

Permit holders under the age of 18 will need 65 hours of hands-on training, an increase of 15 hours. "Ten of the additional hours must include driving at night and five hours must occur during poor weather conditions," according to a news release from the state.

The number of non-family passengers under age 18 is also restricted for drivers under 18, if no parent or guardian is present. It’s just one such passenger for the first six months after getting a junior license, which is possible at age 16-1/2. Then, until the driver turns 18, it’s three passengers – if the driver has a record free of committing violations and even partly causing crashes.