FAQs / What are the restrictions on newly licensed 16 and 17 year olds?

Effective January 1, 2006, newly licensed drivers under 18 must be accompanied and supervised by a licensed parent, guardian, other licensed driver 25 years of age or older, or a licensed or certified driving instructor when they:

a) Transport passengers under 20 years of age at any time for the first twelve months.

b) Drive between 11 PM and 5 AM for the first twelve months.

Effective July 1, 2008, Drivers under the age of 18 may not use any type of wireless device such as a telephone (including “hands-free”), pager, laptop, or any other electronic communication or mobile services device to speak or text, while driving.
EXCEPTION: A cell phone may be used in an emergency situation to call police, fire or medical authorities.

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