Pursuant to the amended NCGS 20-13.3, which took effect January 01, 2012, any driver age 16 or 17 who is charged with speeding more than 15 miles over the posted speed limit will be arrested and lose his/her provisional driver's license.
"Provisional Licensees" are subject to this statute, and include drivers ages 16 or 17, who have a limited learner's permit or a provisional license issued by NC DMV pursuant to G.S. 20-11. Drivers age 15 with a limited learner's permit are also considered provisional licensees. However, they are not subject to civil license revocation under NGGS 20-13.3 because the Juvenile Code prevents persons under 16 from being arrested.