DRIVERS ED INFORMATION

INDIANA GRADUATED DRIVER’S LICENSING SYSTEM

LEARNER’S PERMIT

  • MINIMUM ISSUANCE AGE
    • 15 years old with Driver Education (May begin practice driving only after you begin an approved driver education program)
    • 16 years old without Driver Education
  • MANDATORY LEARNER’S PERMIT HOLDING PERIOD
    • 180 days
  • CERTIFIED DRIVING HOURS
    • 50 hours of supervised driving practice is required, 10 must be at night Completed with:
      • A certified driving instructor
      • A certified driver rehabilitation specialist
      • A licensed driver with valid driving privileges who is at least 25 years old related to the applicant by blood, marriage or legal status
      • A spouse who is at least 21 years old.
  • The completed “Log of Supervised Driving Practice – State Form 54706” must be submitted at time of application for a driver’s license.

PROBATIONARY LICENSE

  • May obtain your probationary license when the following criteria has been met
    • 16 years and 90 days old with Driver Education
    • 16 years and 270 days old without Driver Education
    • Must have held Permit for 180 days
    • Must have logged at least 50 hours of supervised driving (10 hours must be at night)

Revised 6-26-15

DRIVING RESTRICTIONS 

Cell Phones/Texting: Prohibits individuals under age 21 from using any type of telecommunication device for any purpose while operating a vehicle except for make emergency 911 calls

Nighttime Driving Prohibited: Up to age 21 – 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. for first 180 days of driving.

If under age 18 and up to age 18 – After first 180 days – Sun through Thur 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning; Sat and Sun mornings 1 a.m. to 5 a.m.

EXCEPTIONS: Lawful employment, school-sanctioned activity, religious event or if accompanied by a licensed driver 25 years or older or your spouse with valid driving privileges who is at least 21 years of age

Restrictions on Passengers: Up to age 21, no passenger for the first 180 days unless accompanied by a licensed instructor, licensed driver 25 years or older or your spouse with valid driving privileges who is at least 21 years of age.

EXCEPTIONS: a sibling, step-sibling, child, step-child or spouse of the driver

Violation: Violation of any part of this law is a class C infraction which carries a fine up to $500 plus court cost. All occupants must be properly buckled up

Revised 1-1-15

At age 21 your license become unrestricted and full driving privileges are granted.

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