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What if I am a Teen Driver?

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Teen drivers can get a ticket for breaking the special rules of the provisional driver’s license issued after he or she passed their first driving test.

  • With your provisional driver's license, you must be accompanied and supervised by a licensed parent, guardian or other licensed driver 25 years of age or older, or by a licensed or certified driving instructor when you:

    • Transport passengers under 20 years of age at any time, for the
      first 12 months.
    • Drive between 11 pm and 5 am for the first 12 months.
  • This means you cannot give anyone under 20 years of aged (your friends, your brother(s), sister(s), cousin(s), etc.) a ride unless you have a licensed parent, a guardian or other adult 25 years old or older in the car with you.
  • You are also not allowed to drive between 11 pm and 5 am during your first year after getting your license unless you have a licensed parent, a guardian or other adult 25 years old or older in the car with you.
  • With a provisional license, you can drive by yourself between the hours of 5 am and 11 pm. If you are under 18, you cannot be employed to drive a motor vehicle.

When you turn 18 years of age, the provisional part of your license ends. You may continue to drive as an adult using your photo license, which will expire on your birthday 5 years after the date you applied.

For more information read Fast Facts sheet #DL19, prepared by the Department of Motor Vehicles and called “Provisional Instruction Permit or Driver License Information.” Opens new window 



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