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A person who holds a driver license and who is under 17 years of age, when operating a motor vehicle after 11 p.m. and before 6 a.m., must be accompanied by a driver who holds a valid license to operate the type of vehicle being operated, and is at least 21 years of age unless that person is driving directly to or from work.

A person who holds a driver license who is 17 years of age, when operating a motor vehicle after 1 a.m. and before 5 a.m., must be accompanied by a driver who holds a valid license to operate the type of vehicle being operated, and is at least 21 years of age unless that person is driving directly to or from work.

(1) When operating a motor vehicle, the holder of a learner’s driver license must be accompanied at all times by a driver who:

  • a) Holds a valid license to operate the type of vehicle being operated;
  • b) Is at least 21 years of age; and
  • c) Occupies the closest seat to the right of the driver of the motor vehicle.
  • d) A person who holds a learner’s driver license may operate a vehicle only during daylight hours, except that the holder of a learner’s driver license may operate a vehicle until 10 p.m. after 3 months following the issuance of the learner’s driver license.

(2) A learner’s driver license is issued to a person who is at least 15 years of age and who:

  • a) Has passed the written examination for a learner’s driver license;
  • b) Has passed the vision and hearing examination;
  • c) Has completed the traffic law and substance abuse education course; and
  • d) Meets all other requirements set forth in law and by rule of the department.