When your teenage son or daughter first turned 16, he or she might have been pretty excited about getting his or her driver's license. The last thing that either of you might have thought about, however, is your teen then losing his or her driver's license. However, this is something that can and does happen to many teens. These are a few potential reasons why your son or daughter could lose his or her driver's license.
1. Having Trouble at School
You might think that your child's performance in school has very little or nothing to do with his or her driver's license. However, depending on where you live, your teenage son or daughter could lose his or her driver's license due to things that are related to school, not his or her driving record.
For example, 27 different states have laws in place that can cause a teenager to lose his or her driver's license due to dropping out of school or having too many absences. Some states require students to maintain a certain grade point average or to get certain scores on standardized tests in order to maintain their driving privileges. Therefore, if your child isn't doing well in school, his or her driver's license could be in jeopardy, depending on the state laws in your area.
2. Violating Age-Related Driving Restrictions
Many states have a graduated driver's license program, which means that teenagers are not given full driving privileges on the day that they get their driver's licenses. For example, teens who first get their driver's licenses might not be allowed to drive after a certain time or might only be allowed to have a certain number of passengers in the car. If your son or daughter is caught violating one of these laws, he or she could lose his or her driver's license.
3. Getting Tickets
Getting a speeding ticket or any other type of traffic violation is not a good thing for drivers of any age. If your teen gets a particularly bad ticket, such as for speeding at a very high rate of speed or getting into a serious car accident, his or her driving privileges could be at risk. Additionally, even if the tickets are minor, accumulating too many of them can cause problems as well. If your son or daughter gets a ticket or is involved in an accident, it's important to work with a lawyer to find out about juvenile remedial driving classes and other possible remedies to help him or her maintain his or her driver's license.