You must be age 16 or over to drive in NYS. Drivers under the age of 18 must obey the restrictions described in the Graduated License Law section of the Resources for the Young Driver pages at this web site.
If you have a learner permit or a driver license from another state, you are not exempt from this rule. An out-of-state driver under the age of 18 must also obey all restrictions of the state that issued the driver license.
The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles requires all Drivers License Applicants aged 17 or under to have received at least 50 hours of supervised training in order to qualify to take their Road Test. Although students who complete an approved Drivers Education Program are exempt from this requirement, it does not reduce the importance of students receiving the additional training they need.
Every driver license applicant who is 16 or 17 years old at the time of the road test, and who has a junior learner permit, must present an MV-262Form (Certification of Supervised Driving*) to the DMV at the time of the road test[/b].
must besigned by a parent/ guardian[/b]