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Driving Age by State

Are you unsure what the driving age is in your state? If so, don't worry; it can be tricky keeping track of the various ages at which driving privileges are granted. Depending on your state, it may be possible to earn a learner's permit, restricted driver's license, or unrestricted driver's license, and typically these licenses are granted at different ages. For your convenience, we have compiled information on driving age by state below:


Learner's Permit – Driving Age by State

You will first be granted the privilege of driving on public roads after you earn your learner's permit. A type of temporary license, your learner's permit provides for supervised driving under controlled conditions so that you can gain the experience and knowledge you need to be a safe, responsible, and courteous driver. You can apply for your learner's permit at the following ages:

  • Alabama – 15 years
  • Alaska – 14 years
  • Arizona – 15 years, 6 months
  • Arkansas – 14 years
  • California – 15 years, 6 months
  • Colorado – 15 years
  • Connecticut – 16 years
  • Delaware – 16 years
  • Florida – 15 years
  • Georgia – 15 years
  • Hawaii – 15 years, 6 months
  • Idaho – 14 years, 6 months
  • Illinois – 15 years
  • Indiana – 15 years
  • Iowa – 14 years
  • Kansas – 14 years
  • Kentucky – 16 years
  • Louisiana – 15 years
  • Maine – 15 years
  • Maryland – 15 years
  • Massachusetts – 16 years
  • Michigan – 14 years, 8 months
  • Minnesota – 15 years
  • Mississippi – 15 years
  • Missouri – 15 years
  • Montana – 14 years, 6 months
  • Nebraska – 15 years
  • Nevada – 15 years, 6 months
  • New Hampshire – 15 years, 6 months
  • New Jersey – 16 years
  • New Mexico – 15 years
  • New York – 16 years
  • North Carolina – 15 years
  • North Dakota – 14 years, 6 months
  • Ohio – 15 years, 6 months
  • Oklahoma – 15 years, 6 months
  • Oregon – 15 years
  • Pennsylvania – 16 years
  • Rhode Island – 16 years
  • South Carolina – 15 years
  • South Dakota – 14 years
  • Tennessee – 15 years
  • Texas – 15 years
  • Utah – 15 years
  • Vermont – 15 years
  • Virginia – 15 years, 6 months
  • Washington – 15 years
  • Washington, D.C. – 16 years
  • West Virginia – 15 years
  • Wisconsin – 15 years
  • Wyoming – 14 years

It is important to remember that each state is unique, and that each state will have its own driver's education requirements. Additionally, it is also important to note that in most states, you must possess your learner's permit for a minimum of six months before you are able to apply for your restricted driver's license. If you would like to learn more information regarding the specifics of licensing in your state, we urge you to contact your local department of motor vehicles.

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