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DO NOT let Junior drive the car without a license. You are committing a crime!!
Children Driving Without A License
The Beltz Law Firm
It can be tempting. The apple of your eye is physically capable of driving a car but just not old enough to get that license. He or she is begging you to let them take your new minivan for a spin. Do you give in this one time, after all they got straight A’s? The easy answer is NO! NO!NO!
The Texas Transportation Code provides:
Sec. 521.458. PERMITTING UNAUTHORIZED PERSON TO DRIVE. (a) A person may not knowingly permit or cause the person’s child or ward who is under 18 years of age to operate a motor vehicle on a highway in violation of this chapter.
(b) A person may not authorize or knowingly permit a motor vehicle owned by or under the control of the person to be operated on a highway by any person in violation of this chapter.
A crime under this statute is a Class C Misdemeanor punishable with a fine up to $200.00 (plus applicable court costs).
So, a simple cruise around the block can lead to a costly ticket, not only for your “baby,” but also for you.
Call our office if this has happened to you and we can help you with your particular case.