What Is the Legal Age to Learn How to Drive?

Each state in the US has its own driving laws when it comes to taking driving lessons. These range from speed limits, seat belt laws, and cell phone use. Despite these laws, some states still have the worst and best drivers. This is why many states have now adopted graduated license programs that will help teens learn to drive safely. Each state establishes its own laws, and ages do vary greatly.

Driver’s licenses are issued by each individual state, rather than by the federal government. Drivers must obtain a license in their state, however, every state recognizes each other’s licenses as forms of identification.

Each state will have specific ages with regards to learner’s permits, restricted licenses, full licenses, and hiring cars. Graduated license programs are so effective that many states have considered adopting similar programs for older teens that are becoming first-time drivers.

Once a teen is of age, a set number of hours of professional instruction is needed in order to receive a permit. Some states even require drivers to attend some form of driver’s education before they are allowed to obtain a learner’s permit.

Restricted licenses do place regulations on drivers for a certain period of time once they have received their license, this can be between the first six months to a year and a half. Restricted licenses prohibit drivers from driving at night past a certain time, or having more than one passenger under a certain age in the car.

Once a driver has reached their full license age, only then will they be eligible for a full, unrestricted license. In some states, it is the law that a driver must not have been convicted of violating any kind of traffic law while they have their restricted license if they want to receive their full driving license. In some states, like Oklahoma, the law calls for drivers to have their restricted license for a minimum of 6 months before they are eligible for their full driving license. Drivers will need to go to their state’s DMV in order to obtain a new license.

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