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Graduated Driver Licensing Law

SUMMARY OF GRADUATED DRIVER LICENSING LAW:

LEVEL 1
 Limited Learner’s Permit involves parents, guardians, and/or other responsible drivers in the training of young drivers:

  • Must be 15 or older, complete driver’s education and obtain limited learner’s permit.
  • For at least 12 months, the Level 1 driver must be supervised by parent, guardian or other approved licensed driver who has been licensed at least 5 years.

  • All people in vehicle driven by Level 1 driver must wear a seat belt and only the supervisor can ride in the front seat.

  • For the first six months, a Level 1 driver may only drive from 5:00 AM to 9:00 PM with his/her supervisor.

  • For the second six months, a Level 1 driver may drive at any time with his/her supervisor.

  • The level 1 driver must have no violations during the last six months to graduate to the next level.


LEVEL 2
 Limited Provisional License protects young drivers during the nighttime hours when they are most at risk:

  • Unsupervised driving is allowed between 5:00 AM and 9:00 PM or when driving to or from work.

  • Unsupervised driving is allowed to or from an activity of a volunteer fire department, volunteer rescue squad, or volunteer emergency medical service if the driver is a member of the organization.

  • Supervised driving is allowed at any time.

  • All people in a vehicle driven by a Level 2 driver must wear a seat belt.

  • The Level 2 driver must have six months of violation-free driving to graduate to the next level.


LEVEL 3

 Full Provisional License rewards violation-free driving:

  • Unsupervised driving is allowed at any time.

  • Level 3 driver is subject to all other conditions of provisional license.

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