Instead of the 6 hours observing another student driver that is normally required, individuals with a junior operator's license (JOL) can complete an additional 6 hours of supervised driving with a parent, guardian, or designee.
This will result in the junior operator completing a total of 46 hours of supervised driving (or 36 hours if they completed a skills program).
A new affidavit has been created, which will be provided to driving schools. Parents must complete the affidavit and driving schools must enter the 6 hours as complete into ATLAS.
Per the Executive Order signed by Governor Baker (COVID-19 Order No. 39), this change will be in effect until August 12th. This date may be updated if the State of Emergency is lifted before August 12.
Please read the full EXECUTIVE ORDER to see the conditions, limitations, and full requirements.
PLEASE NOTE: While accurate to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication, information is constantly changing! For the latest information, please check the RMV's official webpage: RMV COVID-19 RESOURCE PAGE
For Registry-related questions, you may also contact MAIA's Member Relations Advocate, Kathy Cormier, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-634-7353.