Dorinda Padgett doesn’t want Missourians to go through what happened to her and her husband.

Padgett, a 72-year-old retired administrative assistant from Lee’s Summit, lost her husband, Larry, in 2013. He was struck and killed while riding his motorcycle when a 17-year-old ran a stop sign.

A ticket didn’t stop the young man from driving, Padgett said, and he and his family prolonged the outcome until 2016. The driver was able to keep driving in the meanwhile, she added.

Young Missouri drivers accused of unlawful driving could lose their licenses under a bill Padgett supported Tuesday morning before the House Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.

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