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Is it legal for an unlicensed driver, 16, to transport minors when there is a licensed driver in the vehicle, in the state of New Hampshire?

My 16 yr old son drove from Lincoln, NH to Portland, Me. with 2 14 yr olds and a 13 yr on-board, in a vehicle not equipped with 2nd brake. There was a licensed driver over the age of 25 in the front passenger seat

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A person needs to be licenced to drive .. at least a beginners licence or as some call it a learners permit .. not just be in the company of a licenced driver...which I am assuming is you and the parent of this young boy.

Good Grief, are you living in a cave? .. a 10 yr old would know that...Not to mention the YOU the adult licenced driver and parent SHOULD know that. Given that you are this boy's parent and the only adult in the car .. YOU would have been held responsible for allowing an unlicensed driver to be driving. Good grief .,, WHAT ARE YOU THINKING!!!!

How irresponsible can you get!

YOU know full well that by having an unlicensed driver you would have NO insurance coverage .. therefore have put everyone in that car AND on the road in jeopardy.

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bikergirl- Before castigating me, reread the question. I was not the one teaching him. My question is the legalityof transporting minors while he is learning to drive.
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Sorry, I guess I did misread it .. I misread ME for the word that referenced you yourself .. not the state.

Like I said in my answer... the simple fact that he was without a learners permit .. YES IT IS AGAINST THE LAW, which is the bigger offence.

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it's not legal for an unlicensed driver to drive period....licensed driver in the front seat or not

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Snafu- In NH they don't need a learner's permit, as long as there is a licensed driver over 25 with them. My question was with regard to transporting minors
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okay so you don't need a learners permit ( it would have been nice if you had included this fact in your question since most states require it ) and from what I've read that if the licensed driver is over 25 and there are seatbelts for everyone and he did not drive detween 1am and 5 am it is legal
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Of course not! The vehicle operator must be licensed to drive. Not only does the driver not have a license, he has 4 other passengers. That's the epitome of irresponsibility.

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Beck- the law in NH allows for learning driver to have 25 yr old licensed driver in vehcle whiile the 16 yr old is being taught (this is the required out--of-classroom driving time). My question was about havin passengers, other thn the licensed driver teaching them
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You didn't include that he had a learner's permit. That IS legal.
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Having a licensed driver doesn't make it okay. You have to have a license for you to drive. He is too young to drive and that's putting the lives of the passengers in danger. It is illegal and if he was caught, the penalty would be stiff.

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Please read the previous responses
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Dosen't matter, he is not lisenced!!!
He could of killed someone, an u would be responsible. If a cop catches your son driving with you, u will get a big ticket, and might get your car impounded for a month!

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Cronicus, before responding, read a little of the NH laws. A 15 1/2 yr old can begin taking lessons, with a licensed driver over 25. My question was about transporting minors
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Please read it again!!! He can, if he has a driving permit!!! But without it, well it's pritty dumb, especially with little kids.
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In order for it to be legal they would need a learner's permit. Also it's illegal to transport or drive minors across a state line. I would not let my child associate with a 25 year old that breaks the law. They may not be lucky next time. What if there was an accident? Are you willing to lose your house and everything else to pay off damages?

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The 25 year old IS the parent in this case.
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I did not see in the explanation where the 16 year old was the child of a 25 year old. Ages are too close for that to happen but either way it's irresponsible. Scary to think that's the future generation that will be working. Getting into trouble for that now can ruin a future. Especially if they want to go into the Military. I think the son should be grounded.
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Yeah it is okay -- he and the owner of the car are responsable for committing several misaminors and felonies and Federal offenses punishable up to life in prison ... and if pushed your guilty also as accessory after the Facts and punishable up to at least 35 years ..

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No sarcasm is required or desired. As far as My liability is this, the licensed driver made my daughter aware via text message and told her not to tell me. I have reported it to the cops in the town where my son resides.
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none really intended - it is what it is - thats all /... you are responsable for what your minor does in fact the owner of the car if something happened could even try to turn it all around on you -- it not like son has money to pay ...
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