Alabama has a system of graduated licensing for novice drivers.
At age 15, individuals are eligible for a learner’s/instruction permit.
- Learner’s/instruction permit holders may drive with parent, legal guardian, or licensed passenger 21 or older in the front passenger seat.
- At age 16, after an individual has held a permit for 6 months and completed a minimum of 30 hours behind-the-wheel practice, they are eligible for the road test. An individual can be waived from taking the road test if they have received a certificate from their Driver Education instructor.
At age 16, individuals are eligible for an intermediate license.
- Intermediate license holders may not drive with more than 1 passenger (except family members or licensed drivers age 21 or older) and are restricted from driving between midnight and 6 a.m. (secondarily enforced).
At age 17, with 6 months of driving experience and with no violations, drivers are eligible for an unrestricted license.