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Iowa Law Changes Coming for Teen Drivers

December 12, 2013 3:26 pm by: Category: Public Safety, Recent News Leave a comment A+ / A-

On January 1, 2014, two new laws will go into effect for new, young drivers.

Currently, a new driver must carry an instruction permit for 6 months before applying for an intermediate license. The first new law will increase that instruction time to 12 months, during which time new drivers will have an opportunity to practice driving in all seasons and driving conditions.  This applies to any new driver applying for their intermediate license after January 1, 2014.

The second law going into effect on January 1 will limit the number of passengers allowed in the car of a young driver.  A young driver receiving their intermediate license after January 1 is limited to one unrelated minor passenger for the first six months.  When driving with a minor school license, the young driver is limited to one unrelated minor passenger when driving without adult supervision.  This applies to any minor school license holder, regardless of when that license was issued.

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