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In NY, If my daughter is 16 and takes a 5 hour pre licensing

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In NY, If my daughter is 16 and takes a 5 hour pre licensing course and has had her permit for at least 6 months can she take her road test to get her license?

Also, if she takes the 6 hour defensive driving class does she get the discount?

How long does the discount apply, that is, every X years does she have to take a defensive driving class?

Thelawman2 :

Yes, she can take the road test. The requirements for a Junior License in New York is that the teen has had their permit for 6 months and completed the 5-hour pre-licensing course.

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These are the restrictions for a junior license:

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  • You may not drive between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m., unless:
    ―You are driving directly to and/or from home and work (you must carry proof of employment) or school.
    ―You are accompanied by your parent/guardian or licensed driver 21 years old or older.

  • You may only have one passenger under 21 years old, unless they are members of your immediate family or you are driving with your parent/guardian.

  • You and all of your passengers must wear your seat belts or child safety restraints at all times.

Thelawman2 :

And when completing the defensive driving class, she would get a mandatory 10% discount on insurance for three years

Thelawman2 :

She can take this course again at the end of the three-year period to extend the discount


Does she have to take drivers ed? Can her parents sign the scenario where she has 50 hours of driving experience? Do you have a link to DMV to show this for NY?

Thelawman2 :

She does not have to take the drivers ed if she has taken the 5 hour pre-licensing course

Thelawman2 :

And a parent or guardian has to sign the certificate saying she has 50 hours of driving experience

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Here is the link with all the necessary info:

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