Teen drivers usually help their parents by adding an extra set of wheels
to the house while the kids feel more independent at the same time, but
more and more teens in Kings and San Bernardino Counties
aren’t getting their licenses at 16.
Wannabe drivers between 16 and 18 must complete fifty-six hours of driving
instruction, and at least six of them must be with a certified instructor.
Plus, they must spend an additional twenty-five hours hitting the books
and learning about roadway safety. Since the new restrictions took effect,
crashes involving 16 and 17-year-olds have dropped precipitously, although
the DMV admits that may be largely because there are fewer such drivers
on the road. There are economic factors as well, as a University of North
Carolina study concluded that families have a harder time affording cars
for teens, and the teens have a harder time finding jobs that provide
gas and insurance money.
DMV officials still encourage younger drivers to get licenses, because
they believe that the extra instruction pays off.
Drivers’ License Restrictions
Once teens obtain their licenses, they are restricted for twelve months
or until the turn 18. During the provisional period, they may not drive
between 11:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m., at least in most cases, and may not
transport passengers under 20. Later, the DMV requires drivers over 70
to renew their licenses in person and submit to both hearing and vision
tests; furthermore, the DMV will investigate concerns from friends and
loved ones that a driver over 70 may be incompetent.
Older operators, and operators of any age, face possible
driving restrictions, including:
· No highway driving,
· Daytime driving only,
· Area restrictions, and
· Vision or posture aids.
The DMV might also take adverse action based on a medical report, because
most doctors and hospitals must forward information about loss-of-consciousness
conditions, like epilepsy, to the state. The DMV cannot do anything without
notice and hearing, in most cases.
Getting Legal Help
The aggressive attorneys at Bigger & Harman, APC, are committed to
giving individuals a voice when dealing with speeding and traffic tickets.
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Drivers in Kings County are getting older, and the DMV hats lots of safety
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