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Advice for New Drivers

Two weeks ago my 16 year old son passed his road test and now enjoys what he calls “true freedom.”  Here is a summary of the conversation I had with him before his first “solo flight.”

DO NOT SPEED!  New drivers in New York State are on probation for six months. If you are convicted of speeding during the probationary period, your license will be suspended for six months.  When you get your license back, the six month probationary period starts all over again. If you are convicted of speeding during the second probationary period your license will be revoked (i.e., your driving privileges will no longer exist). In order to get your license back after a revocation, you need to wait out the revocation period and then repeat the entire licensing process, which means you will have to take the written and driving tests over again. Continue reading “Advice for New Drivers”