New Laws for Young Drivers
As of February 22, 2010 the following changes to New York’s Licensing Laws affect young drivers:
- Reduce from two to one the number of non-family passengers under age 21 riding in a motor vehicle operated by a junior license holder when not accompanied by a licensed parent or guardian.
- Elimination of the limited use junior license and require that a junior permit be held for at least 6 months before a junior or senior license may be issued.
- Increase the number of supervised driving hours before scheduling a road test from 20 to 50 hours, which includes 15 hours of driving after sunset.
For more information please visit the NYS DMV article on the new laws for young drivers.