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Department of Labor Amends Teen Driving Rules

Jan 19, 2005

In response to efforts by the retail automotive industry, the Department of Labor has amended its regulations governing teen driving.In 1998, Congress passed the Drive for Teen Employment Act, which created a statutory exemption allowing 17-year-olds limited on-the-job driving privileges on public roads. DOL’s new rules provide guidance on what constitutes “urgent, time-sensitive deliveries.”The rule also clarifies that, while employers have the burden of proving compliance, no specific records must be created or maintained.For more information, please see the Regulatory Affairs Section of the NADA website (