Massachusetts First Time Drivers

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Parents/Guardians: is your child looking to get their learner’s permit? Check out the Massachusetts RMV’s dedicated page for first time drivers:

Get information regarding:

  • Steps to Get Your Driver’s License
  • Parent/Guardian Information
  • Safe Driving Tips
  • Did you study for your learner’s permit or road test?
  • Time to take your Permit!
  • You Just Took Your Permit Exam

Junior Operator Requirements

Any driver or motorcyclist between the ages of 16 1/2 and 18 is considered a Junior Operator. The Junior Operator Law has several requirements and restrictions that significantly affect the operation of a motor vehicle by a person who has a Junior Operator’s License (JOL). The basic purpose of the law is to provide new drivers supervised opportunities in which to develop good driving skills, while keeping those drivers free of the possible distractions caused by friends under age 18 who are present while the drivers are behind the wheel. For more information on permit and license restrictions for junior operators, click here.

The Junior Operator Law and the Safe Driver Law impose penalties for certain violations issued to junior operators. For a complete list of Junior Operator violations, click here.