Getting your drivers licence can be an exciting time in a teen’s life.
The freedom to travel from one destination to another without the worry of relying on someone else for a ride is a privilege that can be taken away if you do not act responsibly.
A few tips to remember are:
- Never operate any mode of transportation if you are impaired by drugs or alcohol.
- Always leave enough time to get to your destination so you aren't rushing.
- Make sure you always tell someone where you are travelling and when you expect to return.
As a young driver you have to obey further restrictions than someone who gets their licence at the age of 22.
Some of those restrictions include:
- Zero blood alcohol level when driving
- Night driving restrictions for first six months : You must drive for the first six months with only one passenger who is 19 or under between midnight and 5 a.m.
- Night driving restrictions after six months : You may drive after the first six months with up to three passengers 19 or under between midnight and 5 a.m.
- Night driving restrictions exceptions : These conditions do not apply if you have a fully licensed driver in the car (with at least four years driving experience) OR if your passengers are all immediate family members such as a parent, brother or sister.
- Seat belt and passenger restrictions.