(a) No person may be permitted to obtain an operator’s license before reaching the age of 18 unless he has successfully completed an approved course in driver’s education. Persons who have successfully completed an approved course in driver’s education may obtain their operator’s license at age 16.
(b) The applicant for an operator’s license must provide legal proof of age and identification such as a birth certificate or passport.
(c) The applicant must pass examinations on the traffic rules and traffic signs of American Samoa, and must pass a vision test with a minimum vision acuity level of 20/40 corrected.
(d) The applicant must pass a road test.
(e) The applicant must pay the required fees.
(f) The parent or guardian of all applicants under the age of 18 shall:
(1) submit written consent to the Office of Motor Vehicles before issuance of an operator s license; and
(2) be financially responsible at all times for the operation of the vehicle by the applicant.
(g) Persons who hold a valid driver’s license from another jurisdiction may be issued an American Samoa operator’s license by producing that license for inspection at the Office of Motor Vehicles or, if the license is not available, then a letter from the Department of Motor Vehicles in that jurisdiction stating that the driver’s license has not been canceled and is not currently suspended shall suffice. For purposes of this paragraph, "jurisdiction" means places other than American Samoa.History: 1972, PL 12-65 § 1, 1978, PL 15-108 § 2.