Graduated License

Teenagers who already have their licenses aren't covered by the new law. Any 16-year-old applying for a license must have a parent or guardian verify that the teenager has completed 30 hours behind the wheel or must present proof of passing a driver's education course.

A newly licensed 16-year-old driver can't drive with more than three passengers in the car, not counting parents, and can't drive between midnight and 6 a.m. unless going to or from work, church, a school activity, or a medical emergency.

When the driver turns 17 and has had a license at least six months, he can get a regular license. But a violation extends the waiting period for a full license by six months.

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