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Title XXIII
MOTOR VEHICLES
Chapter 322
DRIVER LICENSES
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F.S. 322.07
322.07 Instruction permits and temporary licenses.
(1) Any person who is at least 18 years of age and who, except for his or her lack of instruction in operating a motor vehicle, would otherwise be qualified to obtain a Class E driver license under this chapter, may apply for a temporary instruction permit. The department shall issue such a permit entitling the applicant, while having the permit in his or her immediate possession, to drive a motor vehicle of the type for which a Class E driver license is required upon the highways for a period of 90 days, but, except when operating a motorcycle or moped as defined in s. 316.003, the person must be accompanied by a licensed driver who is 21 years of age or older, who is licensed to operate the class of vehicle being operated, and who is actually occupying the closest seat to the right of the driver.
(2) The department may, in its discretion, issue a temporary permit to an applicant for a Class E driver license permitting him or her to operate a motor vehicle of the type for which a Class E driver license is required while the department is completing its investigation and determination of all facts relative to such applicant’s right to receive a driver license. Such permit must be in his or her immediate possession while operating a motor vehicle, and it shall be invalid when the applicant’s license has been issued or for good cause has been refused.
(3) Any person who, except for his or her lack of instruction in operating a commercial motor vehicle, would otherwise be qualified to obtain a commercial driver license under this chapter, may apply for a temporary commercial instruction permit. The department shall issue such a permit entitling the applicant, while having the permit in his or her immediate possession, to drive a commercial motor vehicle on the highways, if:
(a) The applicant possesses a valid Florida driver license; and
(b) The applicant, while operating a commercial motor vehicle, is accompanied by a licensed driver who is 21 years of age or older, who is licensed to operate the class of vehicle being operated, and who is occupying the closest seat to the right of the driver.
History.s. 19, ch. 19551, 1939; CGL 1940 Supp. 4151(633); s. 19, ch. 20451, 1941; s. 18, ch. 87-161; s. 4, ch. 88-405; s. 33, ch. 89-282; s. 402, ch. 95-148; s. 10, ch. 96-414; s. 70, ch. 2005-164; s. 15, ch. 2012-128; s. 49, ch. 2012-181.