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Mississippi Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) Laws

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.

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Mississippi Graduated Driver Licensing Provisions

Minimum age
15 years old
Learner stage duration
12 months
Required supervised driving hours
Nighttime driving restriction
10 p.m. to 6 a.m. (Su. - Th.)
11:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. (Fr. - Sa.)
Passenger restriction
(family members are exempt unless otherwise noted)
No restriction
Minimum age for full-privilege driving
16 years and 6 months old

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

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

Adding A New Driver To Your Car Insurance Policy.

When you have a teen driver, you have a lot on your mind. Navigating this milestone moment can be daunting, but Allstate will be there to help you through it. From figuring out how to educate your teen about safe driving to understanding the ins and outs of teen car insurance, your agent will be there to help answer your questions. When you have the right information, it's easier to choose the coverage levels deductibles that work best with your needs and your budget.

Insuring a new driver could mean you're eligible for new discounts. Your agent can help you find additional ways to save as you update your policy. If you're purchasing a new car for your teen driver, be sure to ask about new car discounts and check out the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's information on vehicle safety ratings and features .

Find an agent to learn more about insuring a young driver with Allstate

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

1Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)

2The Teen Driver. American Academy of Pediatrics, 11 Jan. 2008. Web. 18 June 2013.

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

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