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Teen Driving Laws

Every kid is excited to get their driver’s license when they turn 16. There are, however, special laws that are made to protect teen drivers and also eliminate possible distractions they may deal with. Be sure your young driver is aware of these laws and abides by them as a new driver.

Nighttime Driving: For the first six months of having a license, driving between the hours of midnight and 5 a.m. is prohibited. You may only drive during this time if you are going to/from work, or to/from a school event. This limitation goes away after the first six months.

Passengers: For the first six months of driving a driver may only have one passenger in the vehicle under the age of 20. For the following six months, a driver is allowed three passengers. These rules don’t apply to immediate family members or passengers over the age of 20.

Technology: If a driver is under the age of 18 they are not to use a cell phone of any kind for any reason other than calling 911. It is illegal for drivers of all ages to text while driving, whether they are sending, reading, or writing a message.

Alcohol: Although this may seem like common sense, drinking and driving at any capacity is illegal for drivers under the age of 21. Even if your alcohol-concentration is at a .001, the consequences remain the same under DWI laws.

TGK Automotive promotes safe and smart driving while out on the road! Please remember to follow the laws, put technology away, and call for a ride after a night out. By driving safely you protect yourself and the other drivers out on the road!

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