A friend of my dd has her school permit and gave a ride from school to a few girls to a sports practice (it wasn't a school practice, it was a club team). She parked in another school parking lot and the girls walked over. I looked up on line the law and it doesn't permit a teen to do this and when I called the police station the dispatcher said the same but said she would talk to an officer and call us back. She called back and said it's a grey area that it's hard to enforce. We told our dd to stay out of any vehicle unless she has our permission. We just feel it's a slippery slope that if we allow this, she will push the envelope further. This girl has also given rides to friends homes which she isn't suppose to do and a group of girls at this age in a car, several things to think of... We don't want to involve anyone else riding or tell the principal. The girl that has her school permit won't be 15 till November and the girls riding aren't even 15 yet (one is still 13). What would you have done? This is what our state says:
Can a student transport passengers when driving on an MSL?The statute that governs the MSL does not authorize or prohibit passengers. The DOT's position is that passengers are allowed only if they enter the vehicle at the licensee's home and exit the vehicle at the same destination as the driver. No stops along the way to pickup or discharge passengers
Where can the student drive?
Over the most direct and accessible route between the licensee's residence and school(s) of enrollment and between schools of enrollment for the purposes of attending duly scheduled courses of instruction, and to and from extracurricular activities within the school district. The student may also drive to a service station for the purpose of refueling so long as the service station is on the most direct and accessible route or is the closest service station to the most direct and accessible route.