Licensing for Drivers 15-18

Limited Learner Permit

  • During the first six months, a level one permit authorizes you to drive between the hours of 5 a.m. and 9 p.m., while accompanied by your supervising driver.
  • Six months from level one issuance, you are eligible to drive anytime with a supervising driver.
  • You must hold this permit for 9 months and be 16 years old but less that 18 years old prior to applying for a Limited Provisional License.
  • A Driving Log must be completed detailing a minimum of 60 hours of operation. At least 10 hours must occur during nighttime hours. Only 10 hours per week may be counted towards the 60 hours requirement. The log must be signed by the supervising driver and submitted to the Division at the time of application for the Limited Provisional License.
  • All passengers must be restrained by seat belt or child safety seat.
  • No one except the driver and the supervising driver are allowed in the front seat.
  • You are not permitted to use a mobile telephone or other additional technology associated with a mobile telephone while operating a motor vehicle on a public street or highway, or a public vehicular area. Exception: You can use it to call the following if in an emergency situation: an emergency response operator; a hospital, physician’s office or a health clinic; a public or privately owned ambulance company or service; a fire department; a law enforcement agency; your parent, legal guardian or spouse.

NOTE: Before graduating to level two, you must have no convictions of motor vehicle moving violations or seat belt/mobile telephone infractions within the preceding six months.

SUPERVISING DRIVER: A supervising driver must be a parent, grandparent or guardian of the permit/license holder, or a responsible person approved by the parent or guardian. A supervising driver must hold a valid driver license and must have been licensed for at least five years.