While those 16 and older can drive alone once they have a driver’s license, Florida law has curfews in place for young drivers. These laws are supposed to reduce the risk of accidents while driving and promote safety among teen drivers. Curfew laws apply to teens ages 15 (learner’s license) to 17 years of age.
Those with a learner’s license are only permitted to drive during daylight hours for the first three months following the issuance of a learner’s license. After the first three-month period, drivers with a learner’s license may drive until ten at night. Drivers with a learner’s license must have a licensed driver who is 21 years of age or older with them at all times.
16-year-olds with a valid driver’s license are not permitted to drive between 11 pm and 6 am. Exceptions to this law are if the driver is returning from or driving to work or if there is a licensed driver aged 21 years or older present.
Drivers with a valid driver’s license at 17 years old are not permitted to drive between 1 am and 5 am. Exceptions to this rule remain the same as 16-year-old privileges – unless accompanied by a driver aged 21 years or older or is driving to and from work.
This information is provided for educational or informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. A Miami traffic attorney may be able to assist you with criminal traffic violations, and our team is ready to answer your questions. Please call 305-515-5284 to speak with a red light camera violation attorney today.