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Pennsylvania Graduated Driver Licensing laws

Laws that help teens learn safe driving skills

When your teen starts to drive, safety is the first priority. Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) laws help protect your new driver while they're learning good habits. By implementing requirements like learner's permits, these laws help your teen build important skills and experience to be a successful—and safe—driver.

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Pennsylvania Graduated Driver Licensing Provisions

 
 
Minimum age
16 years old
Learner stage duration
6 months
Required supervised driving hours
65 hours, 10 of which must be at night and 5 of which must be during inclement weather
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; thereafter, no more than 3 passengers
Minimum age for full-privilege driving
17 years old with driver's ed. and no crashes or convictions 18 years old without driver's ed.


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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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