Rules + Regulations

Instruction Permit

  • Must be at least 15 years old.
  • Completed 30 hours of classroom training and enrolled in behind-the-wheel training.
  • Must pass the state knowledge test.
  • May drive under the supervision of a parent, guardian or other licensed driver 21 or older occupying the front passenger seat.
  • Drivers and all passengers must wear seat belts or be in the correct child safety restraint.
  • May not operate a vehicle while using a cell phone, whether hand-held or hands-free except to call 911 in an emergency. It is illegal for drivers of all ages to compose, read, or send text messages/emails, or access the internet on a wireless device — including when stopped in traffic.

Provisional license

  • Must be at least 16, complete six hours of behind-the-wheel training and pass the road test.
  • Must have held a permit for six months with no convictions for moving violations, or for impaired driving violations.
  • NEW IN 2015 – Graduated Driver License Law (effective Jan 1, 2015) In order to take the road test, teen drivers under 18 must spend at least 50 supervised hours behind the wheel, 15 of which are at night, with a parent or guardian. If the parent completes the 90-minute parent awareness class, the number of supervised hours a teen is required to spend behind the wheel is reduced to 40 hours, 15 of which must be at nigh. Every driver under 18 must submit a driving log showing the dates and lengths of drive time for each supervised trip. The log must be signed by a parent or guardian.
    Download Supervised Driving Log here.
  • For the first six months, driving is prohibited from midnight to 5:00am unless accompanied by a driver age 25 or older, driving for employment, or driving to/from home and a school event for which the school has not provided transportation.
  • For the first six months, only one passenger under the age of 20 is permitted, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. Passengers under 20 who are immediate family members are permitted. For the second six months, the same rule applies for no more than three passengers under the age of 20.
  • Same seat belt/child restraint rules as with the Instruction Permit.
  • Same cell phone/wireless device rules apply as with the Instruction Permit

Call or email us with any question you may have about these or any other rules or regulations.