Teen Driving Law

Teen Driving Law

  • Prohibits the holder of a temporary instruction permit who has not attained the age of 18 years from operating a motor vehicle between midnight and 6 a.m.
  • Prohibits the holder of a probationary driver’s license who has not attained the age of 17 years from operating a motor vehicle between midnight and 6 a.m. unless the holder is accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Prohibits the holder of a probationary driver’s license who is between 17 and 18 years of age from operating a motor vehicle between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. unless the holder is accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Prohibits the holder of a probationary driver’s license who is less than 17 years of age from operating a motor vehicle with more than one person who is not a family member occupying the vehicle unless the probationary license holder is accompanied by the license holder’s parent, guardian, or custodian.
  • Provides that, if a person who is issued a probationary driver’s license before reaching 17 years of age commits a moving violation during the six-month period commencing on the date of issuance, the person must be accompanied by the probationary license holder’s parent or guardian whenever the holder is operating a motor vehicle during the six-month period commencing on the date on which the person pleads guilty to the moving violation or until the person attains the age of 17 years.
  • Requires a child who is between 4 and 15 years of age to be restrained either in an approved child restraint system or in a seat belt when being transported in a motor vehicle.
  • Eliminates the nonresident exemption in the Child Restraint Law.
  • Establishes a mandatory fine of at least $25 for a first violation of any of the Child Restraint Law prohibitions.
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