State has a system of graduated licensing for teen drivers.
At 15, teens 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 a teen 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. After meeting the above requirements, they can be waived from taking the road test if they have received a certificate from their Driver’s Education instructor.
- If an applicant is 17 years of age, they must hold the permit for a minimum of 6 months or until they reach their 18th birthday.
At 16, teens are eligible for an intermediate license. Intermediate license holders are restricted from driving between midnight and 6 a.m., and may not drive with more than 1 passenger (except family members or licensed drivers age 21 or older).
At 17, and with 6 months of driving experience with no violations, teens are eligible for an unrestricted license.