Car Accidents and Teen Drivers

Over the past decade, Connecticut, in response to teens involved in car accidents, has increased restrictions on teen drivers.  The following restrictions are now in place in the State of Connecticut:

  • During the first three months of driving, the teen may only legally drive with one or both of his or her parents or guardians, one driver’s education instructor, or one person older than 20 who has held a license for four or more consecutive years.
  • During the second three months, the teen may drive with members of his or her immediate family.
  • They may not drive a vehicle that requires a public passenger permit, such as a bus.
  • They may not drive with more passengers than there are seat belts in the vehicle.
  • They may not drive between midnight and 5 a.m., except for special circumstances or with their parent or guardian.
  • They may not drive while talking on a cell phone.

To learn more about teen driving restrictions, click here for the DMV website.