Laws & Minors

Nighttime Driving Restrictions for Drivers Ages 16-17
Drivers who are 16 and 17 years of age cannot drive a vehicle from 10 p.m. - 6 a.m., Sunday - Thursday and from 11 p.m. - 6 a.m., Friday - Saturday.

Passengers for Drivers Under 18
For the first 12 months of driving, or until the driver turns 18, whichever occurs first, the number of passengers is limited to one person under age 20, unless the passenger(s) is a sibling, stepsibling, child, or stepchild of the driver. After this period, the number of passengers is limited to one in the front seat and the number of safety belts in the back seat.

Minors Driving With Cellphones
Cellphone use with driving is prohibited for drivers under age 19, except in the case of an emergency.
Learn more at Illinois Secretary of State Graduated Driver Licensing Program.

Curfew for Minors in The City of Oak Forest
Minor means any person less than 18 years of age. Curfew hours are:
  • 12:01 a.m. - 6 a.m. Saturday
  • 12:01 a.m. - 6 a.m. on Sunday
  • 10:30 p.m. - 6 a.m. on the following day, Sunday - Thursday
Go to the city's code of ordinances.