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    Laws - View Law: DRIVER'S LICENSE


    NEW DRIVER'S LICENSE LAW - EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2008! 

    This law applies to anyone who gets their permit or driver’s license after June 30, 2008.

    See the Motor Vehicle Division for specific information on these new laws.

     

    Graduated Instruction Permit (A.R.S. § 28-3154)

    Requirements

    ·        Teen is at least 15 years and 6 months old AND

    ·        Passes all parts of the exam other than the driving test for D or G licenses

     

    Rules

    ·        The permit driver can drive on the public highways for 12 months if

    o       The driver has the permit with him or her AND

    o       The driver is with a person who is at least 21(with a valid license) and is in the front seat next to the driver.

     

    Class G (Graduated) Driver’s License (A.R.S. § 28-3174)

    Requirement

    ·        Driver is at least 16, but less than 18 years old and meets the other MVD requirements.

     

    Rules for the first six months (A.R.S. § 28-3174 (D), (E) and (F))

    ·        The driver cannot drive on a public highway between 12:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. unless:

    o       The driver is with a parent or legal guardian (with a valid license) who is in the front seat next to the driver.

    o       The driver is driving directly to or from a school sponsored activity, employment, a sanctioned religious activity, or a family emergency

    ·        The driver cannot drive on a public highway at any time with more than one passenger under the age of 18, unless:

    o       The passenger’s are the driver’s siblings

    o       The driver is with a parent or legal guardian (with a valid license) who is in the front seat next to the driver.

    ·        The driver can only be stopped if the peace officer has reasonable cause to believe that the driver is violating a motor vehicle law of Arizona other than this one.

     

    Consequences (A.R.S. § 28-3174 (G))

    ·        First violation

    o       maximum penalty of $75

    o       Rules are extended for 30 extra days

    ·        Second violation

    o       Maximum penalty of $100

    o       Rules extended for 60 extra days, but 30 days for the first violation may be added on for a total of 90 days.

    ·        Third violation

    o       Maximum penalty of $100

    o       Suspended license for 30 days

    o       If the driver already has a suspended license for a moving violation or traffic offense then the 30 days is added on to the suspension.

     

    Class M (Motorcycle) Instruction Permit (A.R.S. § 28-3156)

    Requirement

    ·        Teen is at least 16 years and 6 months old AND

    ·        Passes all parts of the exam other than the motorcycle skill test and all MVD requirements.

     

    Rules

    ·        Can drive a motorcycle when the permit driver has the class M permit

    ·        The permit is valid for 7 months

    ·        Cannot drive a motorcycle

    o       On a controlled access highway (A.R.S. § 28-601)

    o       On a public highway from sunset to sunrise or when there is not enough light out to clearly see a person and a vehicle on the highway at 500 feet away.

     

    Class M (Motorcycle) Driver’s License

    Requirements

    ·        Driver is at least 16 and meets all of the MVD requirements.


    Comments
    11 thru 15 of 93 comments     1   2  [ 3 ]  4   5  ...   
    On 08/05/08
    Iris from AZ said:
    We tend to make laws for good reason normally, and I say that as a person who hates the goverment touching into the personal life at all. How ever, reading many of these comments make me think that extending the permit /licence age is somewhat nessassary, if only to force people to grow up a little before being handed control of over a ton of high moment metal...
    On 07/03/08
    keke from MO said:
    when i grow up i would love to be a lawyer. itz just so much work i dont have a problem with it but still. reason bieng is that there is so much for me to do and to spend lots of my time going to school i will have no time for myself i dont want to change my career but i dont want to give up on my dreams somebody please help me i dont know what to do ?
    On 02/20/08
    Davina from AZ said:
    can teens drive with out an adult in the car?
    On 02/12/08
    kathia from WA said:
    At what speed can a teenager with a Permit drive at? ca n you have a car register at you name when you are 15 or 16 years old?
    On 01/21/08
    allen from AZ said:
    so since i just moved here and is only here for a short while of time, does that mean im aloud to drive my friends around, because in California i wasnt aloud to til i had my license for a year?
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