CHAPTER 156

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 407

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 27, TITLE 21 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF TEMPORARY INSTRUCTION PERMITS PRIOR TO AGE 16.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend Section 2710, Title 21 of the Delaware Code by adding a new section (e) thereto as follows:

"(e) The Department, upon receiving proper notice that a person has successfully completed a driver education course approved by the State Board of Education, may issue a temporary instruction permit to such person for up to two months prior to the person's 16th birthday provided the person meets all other Department requirements. Any person issued a temporary instruction permit pursuant to this paragraph is entitled to drive a motor vehicle upon the highways only when accompanied by a properly licensed parent or guardian. If the parent(s) or guardian(s) are not licensed to operate a motor vehicle, the holder of the temporary instruction permit must be accompanied by a licensed driver who is 25 years of age or older."

Approved July 12, 1979