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Differences - Junior Operators

Information About Junior Operator Licenses

You must be at least 16 years old, but less than 18 years old to be issued a Junior Operator's License.

A Junior Operator License is considered a provisional license and can be recalled. The Commissioner of Motor Vehicles may take your license away if you show that you are an unsafe driver through your actions. Your license may also be taken away if your parent or guardian withdraws their permission for you to drive.

Drivers under the age of 18 fall under the requirements of the Graduated Driver License law. See more information about Vermont’s Graduated Driver License laws/recall of license.

Anyone under 18 years of age is prohibited from using any portable electronic device while operating a moving motor vehicle on a highway. This includes reading, and the manual composing or sending of electronic communications (including text messages, instant messages, and emails). Portable electronic devices include, but are not limited to, cellular telephones, personal digital assistant (PDA), and laptop computers.