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Help I’m Stranded At A College In Upstate New York!

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Going to college is an exciting new phase of a young person’s life, but transportation can be a headache. Young adults planning on driving to college by themselves might not always be fully licensed before they leave, either because they’re attending a college in a different state and are unsure of state laws and where to get their driver’s license, or because they didn’t have time to get their license before going to college.

To ensure young people obtain their driver’s licenses before going to college, parents and guardians must see to it that they are properly informed about licensing laws.

Licensing Laws For Teen Drivers

Licensing laws differ from one state to another, but a young person hoping to get a senior driver’s license in New York must follow the correct procedure by applying for a learner’s permit first, after which they will go on to get a junior driver’s license (also known as a provisional license).

Once a teenager has obtained a provisional license, it will automatically be upgraded to a senior driver’s license once they’re 18. Luckily young drivers don’t always have to wait till they turn 18 to get a license. In certain cases, 17-year-old drivers can upgrade their junior driver’s licenses to senior driver’s licenses at DMV offices.

For young drivers heading to college with only a junior driver’s license, it’s important that parents and teenagers learn more about laws regarding restrictions and supervision for drivers with junior driver’s licenses in upstate New York.

Getting A Teenager Licensed Before College

Although teenagers in New York may legally get their senior driver’s license at 17, many parents and young people don’t realize how much time is required for a young person to go through all the necessary steps to get a license and put off applying for a learner’s permit too long.

New York parents sending their children to colleges far from home either have to look into public transport options, or see to it that their teenager applies for a learner’s permit as soon as they turn 16. Although teenagers don’t necessarily have to apply for a learner’s permit at this age, it increases the likelihood that they’ll have a senior driver’s license by the time they’re leaving for college.

The more time a young person has to get their license before going to college, the better. In New York, drivers with learner’s license permits have to complete 50 hours of supervised driving before they may apply for a junior driver’s license. Of the 50 hours required, at least 15 have to be supervised driving at night.

When a teenager is in their senior year of high school, they’re under a lot of pressure to perform well academically and might neglect working to get their 50 hours of supervised driving to focus on their studies instead. That’s why it’s good if they start working to get their license as soon as possible.

Making Use Of Auto Transport For A Student Who’s Stranded At College?

Not all young people have their driver’s license before going to college, and that’s okay. But it can become rather problematic if a student only got their license after going to college.

Being on campus without a car can be very troublesome, a student won’t be able to drive anywhere themselves and might depend on either friends or public transport to get from one place to another whenever it’s necessary for them to travel somewhere.

Of course, a parent or other family member could help out by driving the car to the student in upstate New York, but then they’ll have to pay for transport back home and might also have to take time off from work to complete the trip, making the option both inconvenient and reasonably expensive.

If your student is stranded at college without a car, making use of auto transport to deliver it to them is an excellent option. Not only is it convenient, it’s also a safe and reliable way to get a vehicle from point A to Z.

If you’re interested in shipping a car to New York, there are plenty of good auto transport companies that you can make use of. Just remember to always do your research and see to it that you’re dealing with professionals who will deliver as promised.

Ask any auto transport company you’re considering to use whether or not they offer insurance. Also find out how long it will take them to ship the car from where you live to upstate New York. Avoid working with companies who don’t offer insurance. Remember that auto transport companies that are much cheaper than average should be avoided, as well as companies that promise to deliver within an unrealistically short time without requiring extra payment.

By making use of auto transport, your student could have their car within only weeks after arranging for it to be shipped. They’ll be able to travel independently and will easily be able to drive home during breaks. You might even find that regularly using auto transport instead of letting a student drive back and forth between home and campus is a safer, more practical solution in the long-term.

Auto Transport New York & New York City

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As you most likely know, New York City is the largest city, by population, in New York State. It is also the largest city in the entire United States by population, which sits at over 8.49 million in the city proper. It is considered a global power city and is widely regarded as the cultural and financial capital of the entire world. Over 800 languages are spoken in the city, which also makes it the most linguistically diverse city in the world – not surprising, considering it is the largest terminal of legal immigration in the United States. It has been the largest city in the country since 1790, and served as the U.S. Capital from 1785 until 1790. It is considered one of the most economically powerful cities in the entire world. New York City anchors a metropolitan area that is home to over 20 million residents – that’s more than the entire state of New York – and a wider Combined Statistical Area of over 23.6 million. As such, New York City is perhaps the most popular auto transport location in the entire United States and sees more auto transportation traffic through the city than any other. Because of the size of the city and the sprawl of its metropolitan area, most carriers will have an easy time getting to or from just about anywhere that’s even close to it, including areas in New York State, New Jersey or Connecticut. This generally has a good effect on your shipping price, as it tends to keep your costs lower, and also reduces pickup and delivery windows as carriers can easily include New York City in their routes.

There are a number of ways that carriers can get into or out of New York City. As a major nexus along the Interstate Highway System, New York City enjoys access via numerous interstates, in particular Interstate 95. I-95 is the main north-south corridor on the east coast and connects cities as far north as Maine with cities as far south as Miami, Florida – and all those cities in-between. It also connects to almost every major east-west interstate in the country and numerous auxiliary interstates along the way, giving auto transport carriers unprecedented access to areas across the eastern seaboard and beyond. With New York City’s dense layout, many areas of the city proper will be hard for carriers to get into or out of, so don’t be surprised if you have to meet your carrier somewhere nearby.

Most of the time, the climate in New York City won’t affect your shipment, at least during any month that doesn’t fall in the winter. Snowfall is a common occurrence in the winter, but 348661_4641in the denser areas of New York it tends to melt before it accumulates too much. The further north you go, the worse it can get, but on the whole the weather won’t affect your shipping prices or your services all that much. Make sure to talk to your auto transport representative to learn more about it. Sometimes the city can get hit by heavy rains and even hurricanes, as evidenced by Sandy’s landfall a few years back, but that’s pretty rare, and on the whole won’t affect your prices or services in any negative ways.

If you’re interested in shipping a vehicle to or from New York City, make sure you take a minute to fill out our free online auto transport quote request form. We would love to talk with you and help you get your car transported to New York or out of the city! If you need help with your auto transport in New York please give us a call today at 800-568-5970.