As school comes to an end and teenagers begin to drive more in the evening and night time hours, now would be a good time to review Junior Driver’s Licenses, commonly referred to as “Cinderella Licenses” .
PA Vehicle Code Section 1503 subsection C covers Junior Driver’s Licenses
(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), no licensed junior driver shall drive a vehicle upon a public highway between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. unless accompanied by a spouse 18 years of age or older, a parent or a person in loco parentis.
(2) A licensed junior driver conforming to the requirements of section 1507 (relating to application for driver’s license or learner’s permit by minor) may drive a vehicle upon a public highway between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. between the junior driver’s home and activity or employment or in the course of the junior driver’s activity or employment if the junior driver is a member of a volunteer fire company authorized by the fire chief to engage in fighting fires, is engaged in public or charitable service or is employed and is carrying an affidavit or certificate of authorization signed by the junior driver’s fire chief,
supervisor or employer indicating the probable schedule of the junior driver’s activities. Upon termination of the junior driver’s activity or employment, the junior driver shall surrender the affidavit or certificate to the fire chief, supervisor or employer. If the junior driver shall fail to surrender the affidavit or certificate, the employer, fire chief or supervisor shall immediately notify the Pennsylvania State Police.
(3) In addition to the other provisions of this title relating to the suspension or revocation of operating privileges, in the event that a licensed junior driver is involved in an accident reportable under section 3746(a) for which the junior driver is partially or fully responsible in the opinion of the department or is convicted of any violation of this title, the department may suspend the operating privileges of the junior driver until the junior driver attains 18 years of age or for a period of time not exceeding 90 days.
(4) Any junior driver or other person violating any provision of this subsection is guilty of a summary offense.