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Novice Drivers

Novice Drivers

Introduction

Use the Graduate Licensing: A Bluebrint for North America student sheet to help you answer the questions on this sheet.


Components of graduated licensing programs

What are the benefits of this component?

What are the costs?

Persons over age 18 are exempted from most U.S. graduated licensing programs.

 

 

Some states have starting ages younger than 16.

 

 

Some states require a minimum amount of practice during the learner’s phase.

 

 

Some states restrict nighttime driving for new drivers.

 

 

Some states restrict new drivers from having teenage passengers. 

 

 

Some states require an exit test before receiving a full license.

 

 

Some states require driver education.

 

 

Some states penalize drivers who violate the graduated licensing rules.

 

 

 

Licensing Requirements

Optimal provisions

as recommended by IIHS

Your state’s provisions

Name of state: __________________

Optimal provisions compared to your state’s provisions

Minimum age to obtain learner permit

 

 

____ Same

____ More restrictive

____ Less restrictive

Mandatory holding period (length of time between obtaining a learner permit and applying for an intermediate license)

 

 

____ Same

____ More restrictive

____ Less restrictive

Minimum amount of supervised driving

 

 

____ Same

____ More restrictive

____ Less restrictive

Minimum entry age for intermediate license

 

 

____ Same

____ More restrictive

____ Less restrictive

 

Prohibition on unsupervised driving

 

 

____ Same

____ More restrictive

____ Less restrictive

Restriction on passengers

 

 

 

____ Same

____ More restrictive

____ Less restrictive

Minimum age at which nighttime restriction may be lifted

 

 

 

____ Same

____ More restrictive

____ Less restrictive

Minimum age at which passenger restriction may be lifted

 

 

 

____ Same

____ More restrictive

____ Less restrictive

Other

 

 

 

 

 

 

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