Introduced by Representatives Grad of Moretown, Allaire of Rutland City, Aswad of Burlington, Brooks of Montpelier, Chen of Mendon and Schiavone of Shelburne
Subject: Motor vehicles; junior operators; moving violations; penalties
Statement of purpose: This bill proposes to:
(1) Prohibit operation of a motor vehicle by junior operators between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m., except when the operator is traveling on a direct route between work and home.
(2) Require a person operating under a junior operator’s license to restart the process for acquiring such a license in the event there is a conviction for a moving violation during the first six months that the license is held.
AN ACT RELATING TO JUNIOR MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATORS’ LICENSES
It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:
Sec. 1. 23 V.S.A. § 614(c) and (d) are added to read:
(c) No person operating with a junior operator’s license shall operate a motor vehicle during the hours between 11:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m., except when the operator is traveling on a direct route between work and home.
(d) If the holder of a junior operator’s license is convicted of a moving violation which occurs during the first six months that the license is held, the holder shall be required to restart the process for acquiring the license from the date of the conviction. The holder’s junior operator status shall then continue for an additional six months or until the age of 18 is reached, whichever occurs first.
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