Indiana Graduated Licensing
For teens, driving is an exciting experience. However, Indiana has implemented a Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) program to help teens become more responsible drivers. Your first step to an unrestricted driver license is getting a learners permit.
Indiana Learner’s Permit
There are different requirements that a teenager has to meet to obtain a learner’s permit, if you are 15 years old you must enroll in a driver’s education course while if you are 16 years and older you are eligible for a learner’s permit without being enrolled in a driver’s education course.
To apply visit your local driver licensing office with the following documents:
- Proof of identity
- Proof of Social Security Number
- Proof of Indiana residency
- Payment for the $9 learner’s permit fee
You must be accompanied by your parent or they must sign your application (if you are under 18 years old)
While holding your learner’s permit you must adhere to the following restrictions: You should be supervised by a driver who has a valid driver’s license and must be at least 25 years old and you can only drive after you begin your driver education course.
Indiana Provisional License
To be eligible you must have held your learner’s permit for at least six months and have completed 50 hours of supervised driving, with 10 hours being driven at night. To apply visit your local driver licensing office and provide the following:
- Your learner’s permit
- A completed Log of Supervised Driving (Form 54706)
- Proof that you completed Driver’s Ed
- Proof of identity, Social Security Number, and Indiana residency
In addition to the requirements mentioned above, you will be required to pass a vision exam and a DMV written test.
During your provisional license driving period, you are not allowed to drive between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. you are not allowed to carry passengers unless you are being supervised or the passenger is your spouse, child or sibling. However, after 180 days, you may carry passengers that are not immediate family members and the restricted hours also reduce to 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. (Saturday and Sunday), after 11 p.m. (Sunday through Thursday) and before 5 a.m. (Monday through Friday).