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Section 322.1615, Florida Statutes 2005

322.1615  Learner's driver's license.--

(1)  The department may issue a learner's driver's license to a person who is at least 15 years of age and who:

(a)  Has passed the written examination for a learner's driver's license;

(b)  Has passed the vision and hearing examination administered under s. 322.12;

(c)  Has completed the traffic law and substance abuse education course prescribed in s. 322.095; and

(d)  Meets all other requirements set forth in law and by rule of the department.

(2)  When operating a motor vehicle, the holder of a learner's driver's license must be accompanied at all times by a driver who:

(a)  Holds a valid license to operate the type of vehicle being operated;

(b)  Is at least 21 years of age; and

(c)  Occupies the closest seat to the right of the driver of the motor vehicle.

(3)  A person who holds a learner's driver's license may operate a vehicle only during daylight hours, except that the holder of a learner's driver's license may operate a vehicle until 10 p.m. after 3 months following the issuance of the learner's driver's license.

(4)  A licensee who violates subsection (2) or subsection (3) is subject to the civil penalty imposed for a moving violation as set forth in chapter 318.

History.--s. 5, ch. 96-414; s. 38, ch. 97-300; s. 42, ch. 99-248.