Originally Posted by milos_mommy
NY is pretty strict as far as US states go. You can get a permit at 16, and you must have someone over 21 in the passenger seat with you...I believe you can have any other passengers as well. Any time, but you can't drive on a couple of major state parkways and over tunnels or bridges.
They just changed it, so now you can get a "junior license" at 16 with driver's ed or 17 without it (you still need 500 hours of supervised driver signed off by a parent). I'm not sure what those restrictions are...they're in regards to driving at night and passengers. At 18, you can get your full license.
I think you meant 50 hours? I looked it up and could not find 500... plus a lot of people don't drive 500 hours in a year.
I don't like the no parkway restrictions. Some of them are more tricky than the average road, but what better time to learn than when you have an instructor.