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Help for deciphering bus routes, accessing Metro and more.
 
iRide: An online guide to help teens get around Arlington on all public transportation.
 
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA): Check out Metro’s rail and bus schedules, or use an electronic trip planner to help you plan your route.
 
Arlington Transit (ART): Arlington Transit operates only in Arlington, providing transportation to places where Metro rail and buses don’t and providing access to both Metro and Virginia Railway Express (VRE).
 
Commuter Rail: Learn routes and schedules for Virginia Railway Express and the MARC Train Service, two major commuter systems serving the Washington, D.C., area.
 
Bicycle Trails and Routes: A listing of links for maps and details about the area’s bike trails.
 
Google maps: Help for local streets and views.
 
www.WhatDoYouConsiderLethal.com/ teen safe driving site.
Learn the Law and know it!
Teen driver Restrictions in Virginia:
Curfew Restrictions
Virginia's curfew laws prohibit a driver under age 18 who holds a learner's permit or driver's license from driving midnight to 4 A.M. If you hold a driver's license you may drive during these hours:
• in case of an emergency;
• when traveling to and from work or a school-sponsored event;
• when accompanied by a parent or other adult acting in place of a parent;
• when responding to an emergency call as a volunteer firefighter or rescue squad personnel.
 
Restrictions on the Number of Passengers
• If you are under age 18, you may carry only one passenger under age 18 during the first year that you hold your driver's license.
• After you have held your license for one year and until you reach the age of 18, you may carry three passengers under age 18.
• Learner's permit holders may not carry more than one passenger under age 18.
• Passenger restrictions do not apply to family members.
• Violations of either the curfew or passenger restrictions can result in the suspension of your driver's license.
 
Cellular Telephone/Wireless Telecommunications Device Restrictions
• Virginia's cellular telephone law restricts a driver under age 18 who holds a learner's permit or driver's license from using any cellular telephone or any other wireless telecommunications device, regardless of whether such device is or is not hand-held.
• If you are under age 18, you can only use a cell phone or any other telecommunications device for a driver emergency, and the vehicle must be lawfully parked or stopped.