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ROAD TEST

To make your ROAD TEST appointment, you must have a valid NYS Learner Permit.  Your permit must be valid on the date that you make your appointment and on the date that you take your ROAD TEST.

You must also have a valid PRE-LICENSING 5-HOUR COURSE CERTIFICATE (MV-278) or a valid DRIVER EDUCATION CERTIFICATE (MV-285)

SUBJECT: Changes to the Graduated Licensing Law

Effective February 22, 2010, Chapter 403 of the laws of 2009 makes the following changes to the New York State graduated driver licensing law:

• For licenses and permits issued on or after February 22, 2010, the law reduces from two to one the number of allowable non-family passengers under the age of 21 riding in a motor vehicle operated by a junior license holder when not accompanied by a parent, guardian, or driving instructor.

• No new limited use junior licenses will be issued, and a junior permit must be held for at least six months before a junior license can be issued.

• The number of required supervised driving hours before a road test can be scheduled is increased from 20 hours to 50 hours, including 15 hours after sunset.

For more information, please visit http://www.nysdmv.com/youngerdriver