Yes, it is true. There are two new laws. As of 1/1/06 you can drive between 5:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. unaccompanied (not between 11:00p.m.-5:00a.m.) In addition, you can not transport anyone under the age of 20 for one year unless your parent or guardian is in the car, seated next to you. On 1/1/04 the age was raised to 15 1/2 to get a provisional permit(it was 15yrs). It is illegal to drive on a provisional permit before completion of the first driving lesson. Once you have your permit, call us ASAP and set up your first lesson.
First you need to complete a 30-hour course taught by a licensed instructor. When you have completed the course, a certificate of completion will be issued which you can take to the DMV to take the written test for your Provisional Permit. You will also need to take several things to the DMV: the DMV application(DL44), a registered copy of your birth certificate(the one with your baby picture doesn’t work!), $31.00 fee, and your parent(s) or guardian(s) signature. You will also need to write your social security number on the application or take the card with you as proof you are who you say you are.