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Arkansas Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) Laws

Safety first for teen drivers

More freedom means bigger responsibility for your teen. Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) laws are designed to help young drivers gain skills and experience before gaining full driving privileges. It's important to discuss these laws with your teen, as research has shown GDL laws can reduce crash rates among 16-year-old drivers by almost 43%1.

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Arkansas Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) Laws

Minimum age
14 years old2
Learner stage duration
6 months2
Required supervised driving hours
Nighttime driving restriction
11 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Passenger restriction (family members are exempt unless otherwise noted)
No more than 1 passenger younger than 21; Must drive with an adult over the age of 21 for the first 6 months or until the age of 18 (whichever comes first)
Minimum age for full-privilege driving
18 years old

Still have questions about teen driving or GDL laws? See the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's GDL laws, learn more about Arkansas licensing requirements and teen driving in Arkansas.

Set your teen up for safety.

GDL laws are a great start, but you can do even more to help keep your teen safe. If you're car shopping for your young driver, make sure to notice high safety ratings. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety can help you learn about vehicle safety ratings and features.

Contact an agent for more information about insuring your teen driver and what that could mean for your limits and deductibles.

Teen driver discount

Adding a new driver to your auto policy means getting new opportunities to save. From being a great student to practicing safe driving, there are many discounts to explore.

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GDL requirements provided for informational purposes only. State requirements vary by state and may change from time to time. Check with the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety if you have questions about current state requirements.

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