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Graduated Driver Licensing laws in Indiana

Helping young drivers become safe drivers

Car crashes are the number one killer of teens in the nation1. But with the right training and education, you can help lower your teen's risk. Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) laws, like learner's permits, exist to help teen drivers develop skills and experience before receiving their official license. Allstate is committed to protecting your young driver, and to encouraging every state to adopt these safety standards.

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Indiana Graduated Driver Licensing Provisions

Minimum age
15 years old with driver's ed.
16 years old without driver's ed.2
Learner stage duration
6 months
Required supervised driving hours
50 hours, 10 of which must be at night
Nighttime driving restriction
First 6 months: 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
After 6 months: 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. (Su. - Fr.); 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. (Sa.-Su.)
Passenger restriction
(family members are exempt unless otherwise noted)
No passengers for 6 months or until 21 years old.2
Minimum age for full-privilege driving
Full passenger privileges at 6 months or until age 21, whichever occurs first (16 and 9 months with driver's ed 17 years and 3 months old without driver's ed.); Full nighttime privileges at 6 months and age 18 or until age 21, whichever occurs first (min. age 18)

Learn more about teen driving and GDL laws from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's GDL laws. Have questions about your state? Get info on Indiana licensing requirements and teen driving in Indiana.

Taking action for teen safety

GDL laws are a great way to prepare young drivers for the road, but you can do even more to keep your teen safe. If you're looking for a car fit for your teen, make sure to consider safety ratings. You can find information on vehicle safety ratings and features from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Contact an agent for more information on safe driving for your teen.

Young drivers get good discounts.

Allstate constantly works to help you find new ways to save. When adding a teen to your policy, there are many discounts you and your family can benefit from.

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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.

1"Graduated Driver Licensing." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 23 Apr. 2010. Web. 18 June 2013.

2Further restrictions or details may apply. Please visit Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for more information.
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