This is a very sad situation. Thoughts and prayers for the families and Danville community.
The AAA states the following rules in New York STATE:
JUNIOR DRIVER’S LICENSE
After having held a learner’s permit for at least 6 months, teens may apply for a junior driver’s license. The teen must also have completed a pre-licensing course and 50 hours of practice driving. Teens must schedule and pass a road test, then will be issued a junior driver’s license.
Teens with junior driver’s licenses are allowed to drive on their own, but must follow certain restrictions. Teens may not drive with more than one unrelated passenger under 21. The holders of a junior driver’s license may not drive in the city of New York. Upstate, teens may not drive between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m., except to or from school or work. In Nassau and Suffolk counties, teens may drive unsupervised to or from work and driver education. For other trips, they may only drive between 5 a.m. and 9 p.m. when accompanied by a licensed driver age 21 or older. They may drive at any time of day when supervised by a licensed parent or guardian. The night limits do not apply Upstate or in Suffolk and Nassau counties if the teen is accompanied by a parent or guardian. All vehicle occupants must wear safety belts.
At age 17, teens are eligible for a full unrestricted license if they have a junior driver’s license and have completed a driver education course. At age 18, teens with a junior driver’s license will automatically receive their full license in the mail. The state does not place night or passenger limits on those with full unrestricted licenses. However, AAA encourages parents to maintain their own rules.