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  5. Article 19: Licensing of Drivers


Section 501-B Additional restrictions on certain learners' permits and drivers' licenses

Vehicle & Traffic (VAT)

Additional restrictions on certain learners' permits and drivers' licenses. 1. In addition to the restrictions contained in subdivision five of section five hundred one of this article, no holder of a class DJ or class MJ learner's permit shall:

  (a) operate a motor vehicle with any front seat occupants other than the supervising driver;

  (b) operate a motor vehicle unless every occupant of such vehicle is properly restrained by a safety belt or child safety seat in accordance with the provisions of subdivision three-a of section twelve hundred twenty-nine-c of this chapter;

  (c) operate a motor vehicle with more than one passenger who is under the age of twenty-one and who is not a member of such holder's immediate family, provided, however, that the provisions of this paragraph shall not apply when such holder is accompanied by a duly licensed parent, guardian, person in a position of loco parentis, driver education teacher or driving school instructor;

  (d) be eligible for issuance of a class DJ, MJ, D or M license unless such permit has been valid for at least six months. Any time period in which such class DJ or MJ learner's permit has been suspended or revoked shall not be counted in determining the length of time that such learner's permit has been valid.

  2. In addition to the restrictions contained in subdivision three of section five hundred one of this article, no holder of a class DJ or class MJ license shall operate a motor vehicle:

  (a) unless every occupant of such vehicle is properly restrained by a safety belt or child safety seat in accordance with the provisions of subdivision three-a of section twelve hundred twenty-nine-c of this chapter; and

  (b) with more than one passenger who is under the age of twenty-one and who is not a member of such holder's immediate family, provided, however, that the provisions of this paragraph shall not apply when such holder is accompanied by a duly licensed parent, guardian, person in a position of loco parentis, driver education teacher or driving school instructor.