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SUMMARY (law effective 7-1-2001)

To get an intermediate license, you must:

  1. Be 16.
  2. Have possessed a learner’s permit for six months.
  3. Have passed a driver’s education course.
  4. Have driven at least 50 hours (10 at night) while supervised by a driver 21+ years old.
  5. Have passed a driver’s test.
  6. Have no traffic violations within the past six months before applying for an intermediate license.
  7. Have no alcohol or drug offenses during the learner’s permit period.

After getting an intermediate license:

  1. First six months – no passengers under age 20, except immediate family.
  2. After six months – up to three passengers under 20 who are not members of immediate family.
  3. May not drive between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. unless with parent, guardian, or licensed driver over 25.

Restrictions end if:

  1. You go 12 months with no accidents and no moving violations; or
  2. You turn 18.

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