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What restrictions come with my driver’s permit?

The State of New Mexico has the following restrictions:

Instructional Permit
• You must be accompanied by an approved instructor or a licensed driver who is 21 years or older and has been licensed for three years in New Mexico or any other state. The supervisor must occupy the seat next to the driver at all times.

Provisional License
• You may not operate a motor vehicle upon a public highway between midnight and 5 am unless:

1. Accompanied by a licensed driver who is 21 years or older
2. Required by family necessity as evidenced by a signed statement from a parent or legal guardian
3. Required by medical necessity as evidenced by a signed statement from a parent or legal guardian
4. Driving to and from work as evidenced by a signed statement from the licensee’s employer
5. Driving to and from school or a religious activity as evidenced by a signed statement from the school, religious official, parent or legal guardian
6. Required due to a medical emergency

• You may only have one passenger in the vehicle unless they are a member of your immediate family.
• Everyone in the vehicle must wear a seatbelt.
• You are prohibited from using a cell phone to make or receive calls or to read, receive, write or send text messages while driving in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Las Cruces, Gallup, Espanola and Taos.

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