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Graduated Driver Licensing laws in Montana

Driving teens to drive safely

There's a lot to learn when your teen's just starting out on the road. Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) laws are designed to equip young drivers with the skills and experience required when earning an official license. Car crashes are the number one killer of teens in the nation1, but you can help lower your teen driver's risk by educating them on the importance of GDL laws and safe driving.

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Montana Graduated Driver Licensing Provisions

Minimum age
14 years and 6 months old2
Learner stage duration
6 months
Required supervised driving hours
50 hours, 10 of which must be at night
Nighttime driving restriction
11 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Passenger restriction
(family members are exempt unless otherwise noted)
No more than 1 passenger under 18 years old during the first 6 months;
No more than 3 passengers under 18 years old during the second 6 monhts
Minimum age for full-privilege driving
12 months or 18 years old (whichever comes first)

Learn more about Montana licensing requirements, teen driving in Montana and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's GDL laws.

On the road to safer driving

In addition to GDL laws, you play a role in your teen's driving safety too. It's important to consider car safety features if shopping for a vehicle for your new driver. Check out vehicle safety ratings and features from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety to take a closer look.

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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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