Can I drive independently at age 16 in NYC? ?

Hi, I just finished taking my car lessons and took my 5 Hour Class. I am soon to take my road test. If I pass will I be able to drive independently?

I am 16 years old. Also my friend is 16 after he passed his road test he got new id with "Drivers License" instead of "Learners Permit" but he still has class DJ and he drives legally at age 16 will I able to do that too?

4 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Sorry to say, but the answer is NO. A DJ license is not valid anywhere in the City of New York; as a matter of fact - that restriction is specifically spelled out in the NY State Vehicle & Traffic Law.

    DJ licenses are only valid on Long Island and Upstate NY and even then with restrictions.

    Source(s): Me - NYPD/13+ Years (Last 8+ w/Highway Patrol). NYS Vehicle & Traffic Law, Section 501, Subdivision 3C.
  • 1 decade ago

    Not in NYC. With driver's ed you can drive at 17, with a 5 hour class only, you need to be 18.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You hane to be 18 or older with an unlimited license to drive in the 5 burrows of NYC.

  • 1 decade ago

    Not legally! A licensed adult driver MUST always be with you.

    If caught driving solo, you'll be in hot water and the owner of the vehicle too if they had knowledge of it.

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