The State of Massachusetts Junior Operators Law sets up a progressive series of education, restrictions and supervision for teen drivers to limit high risk driving situations. This system improves the chances of a successful outcome for the young driver and gives parents and guardians a chance to participate in the learning experience by becoming involved in the education process and supervision of the Junior Operator.
The applicant must be a minimum of 16 years of age to apply for a State of Massachusetts learner's permit. If the permit applicant is under the age of 18, a parent or guardian will need to sign the learner permit application. The teen driver will be required to pass a vision screening test and take a written test that covers the State of Massachusetts motor vehicle laws and safe driving practices. When applying for a learner permit the applicant must show valid identification. For applicants under 18 this includes:
For applicants over 18 this includes:
Original documents are required, photocopies are not accepted.
The learner permit is valid for 2 years and allows new drivers to practice their driving skills and prepare for the behind-the-wheel test. Learner permit holders must carry their permit when they are driving and be accompanied by a licensed driver that is a minimum of 21 years of age with a minimum of 1 year of driving experience. Teen drivers under the age of 18 that hold a learner permit are not allowed to drive between the hours of 12:00 AM and 5:00 AM unless they are accompanied by a licensed parent or guardian.
The applicant must be a minimum of 16