Now that summer is in full swing, there are a greater number of teenage drivers out on the Florida roadways. Unlike adults, there are certain laws and restrictions that apply to teenagers that they must abide by to avoid running into trouble while allowing them to build their driving skills and experience.
To obtain a Learner’s License, the driver must be at least fifteen years old. Even once the driver has received his or her Learner’s License, he or she is only allowed to drive during the daylight hours during the first three months of receiving their Learner’s License. After these first three months, the driver’s curfew extends to 10 pm. With a Learner’s License, the driver must be accompanied by a passenger with a valid driver’s license who is at least age 21.
Drivers age sixteen with an Operator’s License cannot be on the roadways during the hours of 11 pm to 6 am unless they are driving to or from work or they are accompanied by a licensed driver age 21 or over. Similarly, seventeen year old drivers cannot be on the roads from 1 am to 5 am, with the same exceptions as sixteen-year-old drivers with an Operator’s License.
Underage drivers should be aware that driving is a privilege and a parent is capable of rescinding their license, essentially canceling their driving privileges.
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