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Q: Can a person with a restricted licence drive a car while a license driver in passager seat?

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A South Carolina attorney could answer best, but your post remains open for a week. As a GENERAL matter in ANY jurisdiction, it could depend on the restriction. Nationwide, Departments of Motor Vehicles enforce different classes of restrictions, covering things such as hearing aids, shoulder harnesses, wheel spinners, and others. In many of those instances, having a licensed companion alongside would not change anything in terms of defeating a restriction. If you mean more along the lines of a permitted driver needing a fully licensed driver alongside, that could be different. You could check with a local attorney or the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles just to be certain with the specific situation about which you're inquiring. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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