Conditions and Requirements for a License

Section 263:25

    263:25 Exception for Persons Learning to Drive. –
I. Except as provided in paragraph II, a person who does not possess a driver's license may drive a motor vehicle while being taught to drive, when accompanied by a person holding a driver's license of the appropriate class and type for the vehicle being driven, who is occupying the seat beside, or, in the case of a commercial vehicle, immediately adjacent to, the person who is being taught to drive. This exception shall not apply to persons whose driving privileges or driver's licenses have been suspended or revoked for cause, persons less than 15 1/2 years of age, and persons learning to drive commercial motor vehicles unless they meet the requirements of paragraph II. For all unlicensed drivers the person accompanying them shall be a certified driving instructor, parent, legal guardian, or responsible adult who is 25 years of age or older and who is a licensed driver. The person accompanying the unlicensed driver shall be liable for the violation of any provision of this title or rules adopted hereunder committed by such unlicensed driver. A person who is learning to drive pursuant to the provisions of this section shall have in his or her possession proof of the fact he or she meets the age requirement.
II. In the case of a person learning to drive a commercial motor vehicle, the person may not drive as provided in paragraph I unless he or she is at least 18 years of age and unless he or she: (a) has a valid noncommercial driver's license; and (b) has been issued a learner permit pursuant to RSA 263:88.

Source. 1905, 86:5. 1911, 133:9. 1913, 81:4. 1921, 119:8. PL 101:10. 1941, 100:1. RL 117:10. 1949, 189:4. RSA 261:14. 1961, 231:1. 1981, 146:1. 1989, 315:1; 319:20. 1990, 262:1. 2013, 146:1, eff. Aug. 27, 2013. 2019, 276:1, eff. July 19, 2019.