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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.

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

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

For more information about Graduated Driver Licensing laws, please visit Insurance Institute for Highway Safety: Graduated Driver Licensing.

State GDL Laws

For information on your state's GDL laws, visit Insurance Institute for Highway Safety: Graduated Driver Licensing.

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

 
1 in 10 teens in high school drinks and drives.
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