Arkansas Graduated Driving License Laws

Arkansas Graduated Driving License Laws

In 2014, about 665 drivers were involved in fatal accidents, and unfortunately, 55 of those drivers were under the age of 21, and one was under the age of 15. To help young drivers acquire more driving experience before getting full privileges, Arkansas has implemented a three-stage system.

First Phase

At age 14, you can take the written test for your learner’s permit. You must have the permit for at least 180 days before you can move to the second phase. While you have the permit, you can only drive if are being supervised by a licensed driver with at least one year of experience.

Second Phase

You are eligible for your intermediate license at age 16 if you did not have any crashes or traffic convictions for at least six months. During this phase, you are not allowed to drive unsupervised during the hours of 11 p.m. and 4 a.m. You may also not have more than one passenger who is under the age of 21 in the vehicle with you unless you also have a licensed driver over the age of 21 in the vehicle also.

Third Phase

When you are 18, provided you have driven for one year without being in a traffic accident or being cited for a serious traffic violation, you will be relieved of restrictions and gain full driving privileges.

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