License applicants younger than 18 must have completed driver education. There also is a passenger restriction during the first 6 months of the Level 1 permit. Want to see more stories like this? Driving curfew from midnight to 5 a. Cell phones cannot be used at all for personal use or for sending or receiving text messages while driving. New Mexico: Permit applicants younger than 18 must be enrolled in driver education. If convicted of a moving violation during permit phase, the 9-month waiting period restarts.
Rhode Island: Driver education is required of permit and license applicants younger than 18. A hardship license for minors is distinct from hardship licenses granted for drivers with revoked or suspended licenses. Driving between midnight and 5 a. With an instruction permit, teens may only practice driving with a licensed driver sitting in the front seat who has at least 5 years of driving experience. At 16, young drivers may apply for a permit that allows driving while supervised by a licensed driver age 21 or older. License applicants who do not take driver education must wait until age 18 for a license. If you do encounter rain after a rare Seattle dry spell, be cautious of the road-becoming slick as it tends to do after getting wet after a longer than usual period of dryness.
A common but not universal criterion is an of 250 cc 15 cu in or less, but also wheel size, type of transmission, and more are sometimes used in the legal codes to distinguish mopeds and scooters from motorcycles. For the first six months of license possession, the driver is only able to carry one non-family member under age 17 in their car. Provisional license holders must be crash free to qualify for a full license. Maryland: The nighttime driving restriction only applies to intermediate license holders younger than 18. Photo from Flickr by Leslie Feinberg Driving schools consistently preach that you should be a defensive driver.
No 16 years 17 years 18 years 4 years Learner must reach age 17 and have had a permit for six months. Provisional license must be held for six months and have 10 practice hours of nigh-time driving before obtaining a regular driver's license. Seattle is the most different place to drive that I have ever been. The license holder must log 30 practice hours or take driver education. Minnesota: Permit applicants younger than 18 must be enrolled in driver education.
The Intermediate Driver's License remains in effect until the driver turns eighteen years old. Licensees younger than 18 are prohibited from transporting passengers who are unrestrained. The test also covers , road work zones, and road rage. Supervised driving in the learner stage may include up to 5 hours in a driving simulator. Washington: Permit applicants in Washington must be enrolled in driver education; otherwise , the minimum permit age is 15.
No 15 years, 6 months 16 years 16 years, 6 months 4 years Learner must have 40 practice hours and hold permit for six months. In most states, with the exception of South Dakota, a graduated licensing law applies to newly licensed teenage drivers, going by names such as Provisional Driver, Junior Operator, Probationary Driver, or Intermediate License. In my experience the best way to drive through downtown Seattle is to review a map or directions before getting on the road, and planning your route based on where one-way streets are. Department of Driver Services Yes, see notes. A Level 2 License Junior License permits the holder to drive unaccompanied with up to one person not in immediate family except between the hours of 10 p. Time spent practice driving with a professional instructor counts toward the 40-hour certification requirement. Up to three passengers permitted for the following six months or 1000 miles.
More information can be found at and the form for application for a hardship license is located at. Mississippi: License applicants 17 and older are exempt from the 12-month learner's permit holding period. If the applicant has not completed driver education, the minimum permit age is 17 and the minimum intermediate license age is 17 years, 6 months. Your parent or guardian must sign a parental permission form providing their consent for you to enroll. To get a restricted license, applicants must have driven at least 25 of the 50 hours required for a full license and must have held an instruction permit for 12 months.
Applicants for the Special Restricted License must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian during the application process to sign the Special Restricted License application. No more than one passenger younger than 21 between the hours of 6 pm-5 am; no passenger restriction from 5 am-6 pm Maine 15 6 mos. To obtain a Level 1 License Learner's Permit the learner is required to complete Segment 1 of a Driver's Education Course. May include heavy-duty non-commercial vehicles with or without trailers, trailer must have a gross vehicle weight rating of less than 10,001 pounds 4,536 kg. No more than 1 passenger Texas 15 6 mos. Under 17 either with a learner's permit or a driver license cannot drive between midnight and 6 a. As of October 2011, also issues them.