BROKEN BOW POLICE DEPARTMENT
Teenagers with School Permits must remember that there are limits to these special permits.
Recently it has been necessary to remind some teens that they must adhere to the limits or face the consequences. Those who violate state statutes could be cited or could even lose their permits.
What are the limitations? Statutes for School Permits are outlined below.
School Permit – A person who is younger than sixteen years and three months of age but is older than fourteen years and two months of age may be issued a school permit.
60-4,124: A person holding a School Permit may operate a motor vehicle, moped, motorcycle or an autocycle to and from where he or she attends school by the most direct and accessible route from his or her place of residence. A School Permit must be used for the sole purpose of transporting such person or any family member who resides with such person to attend school, to attend a duly scheduled course of instruction and extracurricular or school-related activities at the school that he or she attends or on property that the school owns. What this means: This basically means that teens with School Permits can’t drive in the downtown area to get lunch, etc., and you can’t drive to another town to attend your school sporting events or any other school functions. You also cannot have non-family members in the vehicle.
The holder of a School Permit or a School Permit shall not use any type of interactive wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle on the highways of this state. Enforcement of this subdivision shall be accomplished only as a secondary action when the holder of the Learner’s permit has been cited or charged with a violation of some other law.
Chief Steve Scott