Driver Permit Info
Parent/guardian consent required to obtain an instruction permit..
A nighttime driving restriction is in place Sunday-Thursday, 10 p.m-6 a.m., and Friday-Saturday, 11 p.m.-6 a.m. (local curfews may differ from the nighttime driving restriction).
Permit must be held for a minimum of nine months.
Must practice driving a minimum of 50 hours, including 10 hours of nighttime driving, supervised by a parent or adult age 21 or older with a valid driver's license.
Must not acquire any driving convictions during the nine-month permit phase.
Number of passengers limited to one in the front seat and the number of safety belts in the back seat.
All occupants under age 19 must wear safety belts.
Cell phone use while driving is prohibited except in the case of an emergency to contact a law enforcement agency, health care provider or emergency services agency.
Permit is valid for up to two years.
Limit of one court supervision for serious driving offenses. To obtain court supervision, driver must appear in person before the presiding court with a parent or legal guardian and must also attend traffic safety school.
Conviction of a moving violation results in a nine-month waiting period before applying for a driver's license.
Not eligible for any hardship permit.
Anyone caught driving without a permit will be ineligible to obtain a driver's license until age 18.
Posted: January 21, 2010