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I live in New York. I am 17 and have completed a driver's education course. I have obtained my full Class D driver's license. Can I drive with passengers and after dark?


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We are not aware of any passenger or after dark restrictions on a teen with a full Class D driver's license in New York.

The New York Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) states on their site that with a senior (Class D) driver's license you are allowed to drive without any restrictions.

In the graduated driver's licensing (GDL) steps prior to the advancement to the full Class D license there were restrictions that you had to follow. 

With a New York permit or junior license you could not have more than one non-family member under 21 years of age as a passenger. There also were regional hour/after dark restrictions (no driving from 9 PM - 5 AM without a supervising driver) you had to abide by.  Now with a Class D full license you no longer have these restrictions placed on you.

If you have any questions about your license type or provisions surrounding it, contact the New York State DMV directly. State laws do change often, especially for teenagers, so contacting the DMV or reading through the information they have on their website for younger drivers couldn't hurt.

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