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Question What is the minimum driving age in New York State? What are the restrictions on younger drivers in NYS?

Answer The minimum driving age in NYS is 16. Certain restrictions apply to learner permit holders and drivers under age 18. NYS has a graduated licensing law that took effect in 2003. The DMV web site has information about the graduated licensing law and the restrictions on drivers under age 18.

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Driver Licenses, Learner Permits and Non-driver Photo ID Cards

URL: http://www.dmv.ny.gov/license.htm

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