Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the minimum age?
A student must be 15 to take Driver Education.

What is the cost?
There is a $120.00 charge for the class which covers gas, equipment, supplies and maintenance of vehicles.

Does it meet state D.A.T.E. (Drugs, Alcohol, Tobacco Education) requirements?
The class meets the state requirements for drug and alcohol education: D.A.T.E./T.L.S.A.E. (Traffic Law Substance Abuse Education).  The D.A.T.E. class is waived for those with a waiver from Drivers Education.

When is licensing?
A restricted license can be obtained after taking the high school course in which a waiver may be granted to bypass the written test. At the Drivers License Bureau, students obtaining waivers will take an eye exam; pay the license fee; and be issued a learners license .

What are the under the age of 18 requirements, known as the Justin Marksz Teen Safety Act?

  • Hold a learner's license for twelve months without any traffic convictions;

  • Have a parent/guardian certify that the teen has driven a minimum of 50 hours, including 10 hours at night to receive an operator's license and;

  • All vehicle occupants under the age of 18 must wear a seat belt.

To obtain a learner’s license applicants must:

  • Be at least 15 years old.

  • Take an approved course in traffic laws and substance-abuse education, take a Driver Education class offered at one of our participating high schools, or take an online course offerece by a private concern.

  • Pass written, driving and vision tests.

  • Have the approval of a parent or guardian.

  • Bring two forms of identification to the tax collector office, including one of the following: an original or certified copy of a U. S. birth certificate, a U. S. passport (can be expired) that is not expired, an alien registration receipt card ("Green Card’’ Form I551), an employment authorization card issued by the U. S. Department of Justice (Form I688b), or proof of nonimmigrant classification provided by the U. S. Department of Justice (Form I94). Second form can be Social Security card.

  • Drive with a licensed driver who is at least 21 years old and sits in the front passenger seat.

  • Observe designated driving times. (daylight driving only; three months after license issuance teen can drive until 10 p.m.)

  • Avoid accumulating 4 points or more on his driving record within a 12-month period. Violators will have their license restricted for one year. This period is extended for 90 days for each additional point accumulated during the restriction.

To obtain an operator’s license applicants must:

  • Be at least 16 years old

  • Have the approval of a parent or guardian.

  • Pass a driving-skills test or present a waiver from a driver-education class. (might be required to take driving skills test at drivers license office)

  • If 16 years old, refrain from driving between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. unless there is a licensed driver at least 21 years old in the front passenger seat or they are going to or coming home from work.

  • If 17 years old, refrain from driving between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. unless there is a licensed driver at least 21 years old in the front passenger seat or they are going to or coming home from work.

  • Avoid accumulating 4 points on their driving record within a 12-month period. Violators will have their license restricted for one year. This period will be extended for 90 days for each additional point accumulated during the restriction.

Zero tolerance for substance abuse or alcohol use:

  • Any person under 21 who drives with a blood- or breath-alcohol level of .02 will have his license suspended immediately – six months for the first offense and one year thereafter. A refusal to submit to a breath or blood-alcohol test will result in an automatic suspension for one year for the first refusal and 18 months for subsequent refusals.

What about insurance discounts?
A reduction in insurance rates of between 5 to 10% may be available.

Is it offered during summer school?
Call your local high school for further information.

You Can Lose Your Driving Privilege
At 15, 16 or 17 years old ... 
   •if you receive 4 points on your driving record within a 12 month period, your driving privilege will be automatically restricted to business purposes only for 12 months or until you are 18, whichever happens first
   •if you receive additional points during this restricted period, the restriction will be extended 90 days for each additional point. 

Some driving violations and the points: 
•Speeding 
   1. Less than 15 mph over the speed limit-3 points
   2. More than 15 mph over the speed limit-3 points
   3. Speeding resulting in an crash-3 points 
•Moving Violation 
   1. Moving violation (includes driving during restricted hours)-3 points
   2. Moving violation resulting in a crash-3 points
   3. Reckless driving-3 points
   4. Improper lane change-3 points

Driving Is A Privilege - Don't Lose It