Teen Driving

Did you know that teenage drivers have special restrictions, and if the laws are violated, they risk losing their license?

Passenger Restrictions
Teens With a Permit
  • No passengers other than a driving instructor, parent, legal guardian, or a licensed adult 21 years of age or older (authorized by parent / guardian).
Teens With a License
  • For the first six months, no passengers under 21, unless a parent or other licensed adult driver is in the vehicle.
  • For the next six months, one passenger under age 21 (unsupervised) is permitted.
  • Siblings and passengers with medical emergencies are exceptions.
  • At any time, no more than one passenger is allowed in the front seat.
Mandatory Seat Belts
You and your passengers (everyone under 18 years of age) are required to wear seat belts - you can get pulled over and ticketed if you or your friends are not wearing one.

Cell Phones & Texting Prohibited
Teens under 18 are prohibited from using a cell phone while driving. Teens can be fined and may risk losing their license. Exceptions include emergency calls to the police or fire department.

Curfew
For the first year as a licensed driver, your teen must abide by a curfew - no driving between midnight and 5 a.m. unless accompanied by an instructor, parent, or legal guardian. Exceptions include driving to / from school / work (signed statement from school / work required), medical emergencies, and emancipated minors.

The Town of Parker also enforces a curfew law. Children should not be out after midnight or before 5 a.m., unless they are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, under lawful employment, with a person 18 or older and who has written consent of parent or guardian in their possession, or engaged in religious or civic activities.

Zero Tolerance for Being Under the Influence
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs - even a trace of either on minor drivers - is punishable by law.