New California Driving Law Would Extend Curfew, Passenger Restrictions to Under-21 Drivers

Date Posted: 09/22/2017

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, California Highway Patrol, California Drivers

There are over 25 million licensed drivers in California—the most populous state in the country—and soon, many of the youngest ones could be facing much tougher restrictions if Gov. Jerry Brown signs a new law that was passed by the state legislature on Wednesday, reports the Associated Press.

Currently, teenage drivers under the age of 18 in the state are required to take a driver's education class before receiving a permit and later a 12-month provisional license that requires they stay off road between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m.. They're also not allowed to drive with anyone under the age of 20 in the car unless accompanied by a 25-year-old licensed driver. If you're 18 or older, you can just walk in and apply for a normal license.

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