Junior Operator License Suspensions

In Massachusetts, if you are under 18 it is critical that you follow the Junior Operator Driving Laws.  If you fail to comply with these complex laws and regulations, no matter how minor of a violation, your license will be suspended.  In many cases not only will your license be suspended, but you will have to retake the permit examination and road test before your license will be reinstated.  On top of having your license suspended and having to retake the full examination, you will also owe reinstatement fees ranging from $100.00 to $1000.00 to the RMV.  Below is a chart that identifies the junior operator offenses and any corresponding penalities.


If you are a junior operator or the parent of a junior operator, it is critical that you speak with an experienced license attorney before paying any ticket. Once a ticket is paid the license will be suspended.  It is important to note that junior operators cannot get a hardship license from the RMV, they must appeal to the Division of Insurance, Board of Appeals.


Violation1st Offense2nd Offense3rd Offense
Passenger Restriction• 60 day suspension
• Driver Attitudinal Retraining Course
• $100 reinstatement fee
• 180 day suspension
• Driver Attitudinal Retraining Course
• $100 reinstatement fee
• 1 year suspension
• Driver Attitudinal Retraining Course
• $100 reinstatement fee
• Full license exam
Time Restriction - Violation 12:30am - 5am• 60 day suspension
• $100 reinstatement fee
• 180 day suspension
• Driver Attitudinal Retraining Course
• $100 reinstatement fee
• 1 year suspension
• Driver Attitudinal Retraining Course
• $100 reinstatement fee
• Full license exam
Operating to Endanger/Recklessly or Negligent • 180 day suspension
• $500 reinstatement fee
• 1 year suspension
• Full license exam
• $500 reinstatement fee
• 1 year suspension
• Full license exam
• $500 reinstatement fee
Drag-Racing• 1 year suspension
• Driver Attitudinal Retraining Course
• SCARR Course
• Full license exam
• 3 year suspension
• Driver Attitudinal Retraining Course
• SCARR Course
• Full license exam
• $1000 reinstatement fee
• 3 year suspension
• Driver Attitudinal Retraining Course
• SCARR Course
• Full license exam
• $1000 reinstatement fee
Speeding• 90 day suspension
• Driver Attitudinal Retraining Course
• SCARR Course
• Full license exam
• $500 reinstatement fee
• 1 year suspension
• Driver Attitudinal Retraining Course
• SCARR Course
• Full license exam
• $500 reinstatement fee
• 1 year suspension
• Driver Attitudinal Retraining Course
• SCARR Course
• Full license exam
• $500 reinstatement exam
Conviction for the use of a mobile electronic device (text or phone)• 60 day suspension
• $100 reinstatement fee
• Driver Attitudinal Retraining Course
• Full license exam
• 180 day suspension
• $100 reinstatement fee
• 1 year suspension
• $100 reinstatement fee
Negligent operation and injury from mobile phone use• 180 day
• $500 reinstatement fee
• 1 year suspension
• $500 reinstatement fee
• Full license exam
• 1 year suspension
• $500 reinstatement fee
• Full license exam