Justin Bieber

Vladimir Labissiere/Splash News

Justin Bieber is 17 and already driving a Ferrari. Not bad, eh?

And aside from insurance premiums possibly going up after yesterday's minor fender-bender, all is well in Bieber world.

So True So False, STSF

Well, maybe not. California driving laws have gotten stricter in recent years in an effort to protect minors behind the wheel, and there are certain times of day when those under the age of 25 are not allowed to be driving without the supervision of a licensed driver who's 25 or older.

The Biebs was alone when his sports car got clipped at around noon. So we had to check on the rumor that Selena Gomez's main squeeze shouldn't have been on the road in the first place, and it's...

We knew that Bieber is all about safety behind the wheel, so it makes sense that this rumor is so false!

Per the California Department of Motor Vehicles, minors only have to be accompanied by a licensed driver 25 or older if they're transporting passengers under the age of 20, or if they're driving between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m.

Plus, these rules only apply for the first 12 months after one gets his or her license.

So Bieber was free to drive his Ferrari (that's still a "wow") till the cows came home, seeing as he posed for his license pic in April 2010, a month after he turned 16, in Atlanta.

But we're pretty sure the San Fernando Valley frowns on racing through city streets, regardless.

"I just raced @justinbieber down Ventura in his Ferrari I won but a fedex truck got in his way...Seemed like a down to earth kid," Everlast, aka House of Pain member Erik Schrody, tweeted yesterday.

There was no immediate response on that one from Bieber's rep.

However, traffic cops are willing to nail anyone of any age for drag racing, so we suggest that all drivers out there take note.

  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Share

We and our partners use cookies on this site to improve our service, perform analytics, personalize advertising, measure advertising performance, and remember website preferences. By using the site, you consent to these cookies. For more information on cookies including how to manage your consent visit our Cookie Policy.