A restricted farm work driver’s license allows your teenager to help with farm work. Your teenager may receive this special license when they are 15 years old. This allows your teen to drive within 40 miles of the farmhouse during daylight hours to perform farm related work.
Your teenager may remove the farm work restrictions when they reach 16 years of age. They must have held their restricted license for 6 months before attempting to remove them. The restrictions will remain in effect until you apply to have them removed.
Getting the Restricted Farm Work Driver’s License
First of all your teen driver must earn their learner’s permit. They must complete the required 30 hours of classroom education. Once they finish class, they must pass the written knowledge test.
Your teen does not need to hold the learner’s permit for a minimum of 6 months before getting licensed. However, before taking the road test, they must still complete 6 hours of behind the wheel instruction. They must also log 50 hours of drive time with a supervising driver. Fifteen of those hours must be at night.
You must present the following documentation the day of the road test:
- An affidavit completed by you as the parent or guardian.
- Your property tax statement listing the land as agricultural.
- A copy of your lease agreement indicating that your rent your farmland.
- White card indicating your teen driver completed 6 hours of behind the wheel instruction.
- A printed copy of 50 hours logged driving time.
- Your teen’s permit.
- Your vehicles insurance card.
Many teen drivers think that receiving this license allows them to drive anytime for any reason. This assumption is incorrect. Two important restrictions will apply to your teen driver. They must be performing farm work within 40 miles of the farmhouse. And may only drive during daylight hours.
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