[286-102.3] Commercial drivers under the age of twenty-one. A person is qualified to drive commercially in the State in intrastate commerce if the person:

(1) Is at least nineteen years of age;

(2) Is in compliance with title 49 Code of Federal Regulations, part 390-396, subpart B, except section 391.11(b)(1) in the case of an intrastate driver involved in intrastate commerce in the State;

(3) Only operates a category 3 vehicle as defined in section 286-102(b)(3);

(4) Shall not transport hazardous materials as defined in section 286-2, nor passengers in a school vehicle as defined in section 286-181; and

(5) Has had a category 3 state driver's license for the two years immediately preceding driving commercially under this section, with the following conditions:

(A) Has not had any license suspended, revoked, or canceled; and

(B) Has not had any conviction for:

(i) Speeding excessively involving any speed of fifteen miles per hour or more above the speed limit;

(ii) Driving recklessly, as defined by state or local law or regulation, including but not limited to offenses of driving a motor vehicle in wilful or wanton disregard for the safety of person or property;

(iii) Making improper or erratic traffic lane changes;

(iv) Following the vehicle ahead too closely; or

(v) Violating state or local law relating to motor vehicle traffic control, excluding parking violations, arising in connection with a fatal accident. [L 2007, c 288, 1]


Revision Note


This section was renumbered from 286-236.5.



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