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Indiana Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) Laws

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Help Your Young Driver Become A Safe Driver.

Laws are based on your current location.

Learning about safe driving habits and taking the time to get driving experience can help lower your teen's risk behind the wheel. Because car crashes are the number one killer of teens in the United States1, it's important that you and your teen learn about the Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) laws in your state. Research has shown that GDL laws can reduce crash rates among 16-year-old drivers by almost 43%2.

Graduated Driver Licensing laws are designed to help your young driver gradually gain experience and skills in lower risk conditions before earning full driving privileges. With teen driving information from Allstate, you can help your young driver follow these safety standards.

Indiana Graduated Driver Licensing Provisions

Minimum age
15 years old with driver's ed.
16 years old without driver's ed.
Learner stage duration
6 months
Required supervised driving hours
50 hours, 10 of which must be at night
Nighttime driving restriction
First 180 days: 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
After 180 days: 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. (Su. - Th.); 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. (Fr. - Sa.)
Passenger restriction
(family members are exempt unless otherwise noted)
No passengers during the first 180 days
Minimum age for full-privilege driving
Full passenger privileges at 17 years old with driver's ed (17 years and 3 months old without driver's ed.); Full nighttime privileges at 18 years old

For more teen driving and GDL information, see the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's listing of GDL laws.

Learn more about Indiana licensing requirements and teen driving in Indiana.

Insuring Your Young Driver.

From buying your teen a new car to teaching him or her the rules of the road, there's a lot to think about when you've got a young driver at home. That's why an Allstate® agent will be there to help provide you with useful information and educational tools. In addition to giving you information about teen driving safety, your agent will also help you find new ways to save as you update your car insurance policy.

Allstate offers many different discounts that could become available to you when adding a young driver to your policy. If you're considering purchasing a car for your teen, you may become eligible to receive new car and safety feature discounts. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a great resource for information on vehicle safety ratings and features that can help you save and keep your teen safe.

Drive Smart With Drivewise®

Your teen's safe driving habits can help you save money on auto insurance. Downloading a mobile app or installing a small device in your car can track your young driver's behavior behind the wheel. With Drivewise®, you'll be rewarded for the smart decisions your teen makes.

Find an agent to learn more about Drivewise® and how to add a young driver to your car insurance policy.

Access additional Indiana young driver resources.

Coverages and discounts are subject to availability and qualifications. Other terms, conditions and exclusions may apply.

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

2 "Leading Causes of Death." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , 17 Sept. 2013. Web. 18 June 2013.

3 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)

4 The Teen Driver. American Academy of Pediatrics, 11 Jan. 2008. Web. 18 June 2013.

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