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A Summary of the Graduated Driver Licensing Law

Level 1 – Restrictions and Conditions for Limited Learner Permit
Limited Learner’s Permit involves parents, guardians and/or other responsible drivers in the training of young drivers.
  • Must be 15 or older and complete an approved driver education course.
  • All people in the vehicle driven by Level 1 driver must wear a seat belt, and only the supervisor can ride in the front seat.
  • You are not permitted to use a mobile telephone or other additional technology associated with a mobile phone while operating a motor vehicle on public vehicular areas.
  • The first six months, you may only drive from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. with your supervising driver.
  • For the second six months, a Level 1 driver may drive at any time with his or her supervisor.
  • In order to advance to Level 2 the driver must complete the Requirements of the DMV Driving Log:
    • Complete a minimum of 60 hours of driving.
    • No more than 10 hours per week may count toward the 60 hours.
    • At least 10 of the 60 hours must be at night.
    • The log must be signed by a supervising driver and turned in to DMV upon application for the Level 2 driver license.
    • A supervising driver must be a parent, grandparent, or guardian of the permit holder or a responsible person approved by the parent or guardian, and must be a licensed driver who has been licensed for a least five years.
  • The Level 1 driver must have no violations during the last six months to graduate to the next level.

Level 2 – Restrictions and Conditions for Limited Provisioinal License
Limited Provisional License protects young drivers during the night time hours when they are most at risk.

  • Having kept a Limited Learner Permit for 12 months and be 16 years old.  Must pass a road test and show proof of liability insurance coverage (form DL-123).
  • Drive unsupervised from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. or when driving directly to or from work or any volunteer fire department, rescue squad or emergency medical service if the driver is a member of the organization.
  • You are not permitted to use a mobile telephone or other additional technology associated with a mobile phone while operating a motor vehicle on public vehicular areas.
  • When driving unsupervised, there may be no more than one passenger under 21 years of age in the vehicle.
  • All people in a vehicle driven by a Level 2 driver must wear a seat belt.
  • In order to advance to Level 3 the driver must complete the Requirements of the DMV Driving Log:
    • Complete a minimum of 12 hours of driving.
    • At least 6 of the 12 hours must be at night.
    • The log must be signed by a supervising driver and turned in to DMV upon application for the Level 3 driver license.
    • A supervising driver must be a parent, grandparent or guardian of the license holder or a responsible person approved by the parent or guardian, and must be a licensed driver who has been licensed for a least five years.
  • 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.

  • Drive unsupervised at any time.
  • You are not permitted to use a mobile telephone or other additional technology associated with a mobile phone while operating a motor vehicle on public vehicular areas.
Restrictions for Teen Drivers

  • Under 18 and Thinking of Dropping Out?  DMV will revoke the driver license of any person under age 18 when it receives notice from proper school authorities that you are no longer eligible for a Driving Eligibility Certificate.
  • Lose Control / Lose Your License – You will lose your license if either of the following occur;
    • Receive a supension for more than 10 consecutive days or you are assigned to an alternative educational setting due to disciplinary action for more than 10 consecutive days.
    • This suspension remains in effect for 12 months or until a Driving Eligibility Certificate is obtained.

Revised:  01/08/16

 

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Published by Linda Fay Davis on August 10, 2017
        
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