State has a system of graduated licensing for teen drivers.
Individuals who are at least 16 years of age and have successfully completed an approved driver education course and have passed both a written and road skills test are eligible for a learner’s permit.
A learner’s permit holder must be supervised by a licensed driver age 25 or older riding in the front passenger seat and who has held a Class D license for at least 5 years. No passengers other than the adult supervisor and 1 other passenger may be in the vehicle during the first 12 months of holding the learner’s permit (immediate family members are exempt).
After 6 months, learner’s permit holders are eligible for an intermediate license as long as they have completed 50 hours (10 at night) of supervised driving time. In the intermediate stage, teen drivers may drive unsupervised between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. Intermediate stage drivers may drive between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. only when supervised, unless they are traveling to or from church activities, work activities, or the license holder’s school. Teen drivers may not drive with more than 1 passenger (family members exempt).
At the age of 17 and after 6 months of holding an intermediate license, a driver in the intermediate stage may apply for a Class D license.
Driver education is required for all license applicants under 18.