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Graduated Driver Licensing

Woman holding keysGraduated driver licensing (GDL) systems help new drivers gain skills under low-risk conditions. As drivers move through stages, they are given extra driving privileges. These privileges may include driving at night or with passengers. GDL systems are proven to reduce teen crashes and deaths.

Most states have three-stage GDL systems, though laws vary. The three stages are

  • learner's permit,
  • intermediate (sometimes called a provisional license), and
  • unrestricted.

For more information about Graduated Driver Licensing laws, please visit the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's Young driver licensing systems in the U.S. web page.

State GDL Laws

For information on your state's GDL laws, view the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's Summary table: young driver licensing systems in the U.S.

For specific details on your state's GDL laws, please visit your state's Department of Motor Vehicles web site.

screen shot of the IIHS GDL table

 
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