Complete Question: I am afraid that I may be cited for driving without my parent in the car between the hours of midnight. and 5 am, in violation of the restrictions of my "Junior Operator's License." I am 17 1/2 and I drive myself to work on weekend nights at "Burger World." On Friday nights I usually get out of work at 11:30 pm and I can drive home in twenty minutes. Sometimes ( but not too often) the boss keeps us later and I don't get out until midnight. (midnight). I do not want to lose my "Junior Operator's License" but I don't want to give up the job, either. Will I definitely be cited for violating the restriction if I am seen driving at 12:15 am?
Section three of the law says that between the hours of midnight. and 1 am and between 4 am and 5 am, the provisions of the law shall be enforced by law enforcement agencies only when a junior operator of a motor vehicle has been lawfully stopped for a violation of the motor vehicle laws or some other offense. This is called "secondary enforcement." However, it is still illegal for you to operate during those times without a parent present in the car.