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    Laws - View Law: LEARNER'S PERMIT


    Cars, Kids and Traffic Laws
    LEARNER'S PERMIT

    Did you know that if you are under 18 years of age, you need the consent and signature of an adult to apply for a permit and that the adult can be held responsible and liable should something happen while you are operating a motor vehicle.  Under the law, a person who signs the application of a minor for a permit or license can be held responsible and liable for damages caused by the negligence or willful misconduct of a minor while driving a motor vehicle.

    Applying for a Permit: A.R.S. §28-3154

    1. You must be at least 15 years and 7 months to apply for a permit for a Class D driver’s license. Beginning on January 1, 2000 you will be need to apply for a permit for a Class G Driver’s license. (House Bill 2438 changes the driver’s license for 16-18 year-olds from a Class D to a Class G license. This goes into effect on January 1, 2000.)
    2. You must pass a written exam to obtain a permit.
    3. A permit only entitles you, the permittee, to drive a motor vehicle, excluding a motorcycle, on public highways for 12 months. While you are driving you must:

      A.   Have your permit in your possession.
      B.  Be accompanied by a person with a driver’s license.
      C.  Have the licensed driver sitting beside you while you are driving.

    4. You must be at least 15 years and 7 months old to apply for a permit for a Class M license which is to operate a motorcycle (ARS 28-3156).
    5. A permit for a Class M license is valid for 6 months.

    Cancellation of license:  A.R.S. §28-3162
    A person or parent who signs that application of a minor for a drivers license may file a written request to cancel the driver license of a minor.

    Unlicensed minor liability:  A.R.S. §28-3163
    An owner or owners of a motor vehicle who causes or who knowingly permits an unlicensed minor to drive a vehicle on a highway or who gives and or furnishes a motor vehicle to an unlicensed minor are liable, along with the minor for damages caused by the negligence or willful misconduct of the minor in driving the vehicle.


    Comments
    21 thru 25 of 126 comments     1   2   3   4  [ 5 ] ...   
    On 04/14/08
    LB from AZ said:
    why does somebody have to be in the car at all times? its not going to make a difference- were still going to be driving the same??
    On 02/19/08
    esteba from AZ said:
    this is cool
    On 02/14/08
    Shelby from AZ said:

    I think it should be 15. Just 15. Not 15 and 7 months. I think its ok to have somebody in the car with but not all the time. We should have time to learn it for ourselves and not have anybody in the car with us all the time. If we had people with us all the time I think it would just make us nervous without them. We should have a few trips without the people just to make sure that we can do it by ourselves.

    On 02/08/08
    iop from AZ said:
    why 15&7months?? why cant we just be 15?? and why does some one has to be with us??
    On 01/17/08
    me from AZ said:
    why do you have to be 15 years and 7 months why not just 15 thats dumb look utah there is 15 and not with 7 months at the end.
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