Frequently Asked Questions on New Teen Driving Laws
The laws and effective dates:
Q – Why did the new laws take effect on October 1st?
A – All new laws take effect on October 1st unless they are considered emergency bills.
Q – If I got a learner’s permit or provisional license before October 1, do these changes apply to me?
A - Yes, these changes apply to all drivers even if you were issued a permit or a provisional license before the date the change in laws became effective. The bottom line is, if you hold a learner's permit or a provisional license on October 1, 2005, the new laws apply to you.