COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

 

SUPTS. MEMO NO.122

June 22, 2007

INFORMATIONAL


TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

One Hundred and Eighty-Day Temporary Drivers License

 

Effective July 1, 2007, the validity period of the current 90-day temporary drivers license will be extended to 180 days. This extension will allow courts and juvenile drivers additional time to schedule the judges presentation of the permanent licenses.

 

Also included on the 180-day licensing form is the action taken by the 2007 General Assembly concerning the use of wireless telecommunication devices by certain drivers.

 

Except in a driver emergency or when the vehicle is lawfully parked or stopped, the holder of a provisional driver's license less than 18 years old, shall not operate a motor vehicle on the highways of the Commonwealth while using any cellular telephone or any other wireless telecommunications device, regardless of whether such device is or is not hand-held.

 

Please place orders for the 180-day temporary drivers licenses on letterhead and fax to (804) 786-1597. Please include how many you need and a UPS mailing address.

 

For additional information, please contact Vanessa Wigand, principal specialist for health education, physical education, and driver education, Office of Middle and High School Instruction, by e-mail at vanessa.wigand@doe.virginia.gov, or by telephone at (804) 225-3300.

 

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