Alaska Statutes.
Title 28. Motor Vehicles
Chapter 15. Drivers' Licenses
Section 71. Application of Minors.
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AS 28.15.071. Application of Minors.

(a) The application of a person under the age of 18 years for an instruction permit or driver's license must be signed by the father, mother, guardian, or spouse who is 18 years of age or older, or if there is no parent, guardian, or spouse, then by another responsible adult who is willing to assume the obligation imposed under this section upon a person signing the application. The application must be signed and verified before a person authorized to administer oaths, or be signed in the presence of an authorized representative of the department.

(b) Any negligence or wilful misconduct of a person under the age of 18 years when driving a motor vehicle in this state is imputed to the person who signed the application of the person for a permit or license, and that person is jointly and severally liable for damage caused by the negligence or wilful misconduct of the person under the age of 18 years, except as provided in (c) of this section.

(c) If a minor deposits, or there is deposited on behalf of the minor, proof of financial responsibility for the minor's driving of a motor vehicle, in the form and amount required in AS 28.20, then the department may accept the application of the minor signed as required under (a) of this section, and, while proof of financial responsibility is maintained, the parent, guardian, spouse, or other responsible adult is not subject to the liability imposed under (b) of this section.

(d) A person who signs the application of a minor for a driver's license may file with the department a verified written request that the license of the minor be canceled. When the license is canceled, the person who signed the application is relieved from liability under (b) of this section.

(e) This section does not apply to a person under 18 years of age who is legally emancipated under AS 09.55.590 or a similar law in another jurisdiction.

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