Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Teens Bug Mother for Laws on Driving, Smoking, Curfews

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Teens Bug Mother for Laws on Driving, Smoking, Curfews

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DEAR CALL BOX: Could you refresh my memory on the curfew law for teens, the legal smoking age and the age teens must be to get their driver's licenses and permits. I have three teenagers who are bugging me. -- R.L.

DEAR R.L. Jacksonville's curfew affects youths 17 and under. It lasts from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and midnight to 6 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

Kids can be out past the curfew if they're working, traveling with an adult or going to school or adult-sponsored activities with their parents' permission.

Teens in Florida may obtain a "learner's driver's license" at age 15 and a regular license at age 16. The legal smoking age in Florida is 18.

DEAR CALL BOX: If a parent lets her 15-year-old daughter drive her car alone and without a learner's permit, what will happen to her if she's caught? Will she get a ticket? -- B.C.

DEAR B.C. It is illegal to operate a motor vehicle without a license. It's also illegal for parents to let an unauthorized minor drive their vehicle. …

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