Frequently Asked Questions
15 years and 9 months old in order to begin the classroom aspect of the driver education program.
The Junior Operator Law has several requirements and restrictions that significantly affect the operation of a motor vehicle by a person who has a Junior Operator's License (JOL). The law provide new drivers supervised opportunities in which to develop good driving skills, while keeping those drivers free of possible distractions caused by friends under the age of 18 who are present while the drivers are behind the wheel.
An applicant for driver's license between the ages of 16 ½ and 18 must comply with the following:
• Have a valid learner's permit for at least six consecutive months before taking the road test.
• Maintain a clean driving record for at least six consecutive months before taking the road test.
• Successfully complete a Registrar-approved driver education and training program.
30 Hours of classroom instruction; 12 Hours In-car Behind the Wheel instruction; 6 Hours Observing other students drive; a Two-Hour Parent informational class; 40 Hours of supervised Driving, with a parent or legal guardian; Passing a final exam to have a driver's education certificate Electronically filed with the RMV.
Yes. They include the following:
• You may not operate a motor vehicle within the first six months after receiving your JOL while any person under age 18 is in the vehicle (other than you or an immediate family member), unless you are accompanied by a person who is at least 21 years old and that person has been licensed at least one year.
• You may not operate a motor vehicle between 12:30 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. unless you are accompanied by one of your parents or legal guardian.
• You may not operate a vehicle that requires a commercial driver's license.
• You may not use a mobile device while operating a motor vehicle.
No. Road test is a separate and additional service that is offered at an additional charge.