What You Should Know About the North Dakota Graduated Driver’s License System
Teens under the age of 18 must complete two phases of restricted driving before getting full road privileges under the rules of the GDL. While most states have adopted the system, the specific rules new driver’s must follow may vary across the country, sometimes even across county borders. In North Dakota, you must do the following to get an unrestricted license.
Apply for the instruction permit at age 14 by taking the vision and written knowledge tests. You will have this permit for 12-months or until you turn 16 while you accumulate at least 50 hours of supervised driving practice. You may be supervised by a parent or guardian, or other licensed driver over the age of 18 who has at least three years of driving experience.
Take a driver education course – it is required for all new operators under the age of 16.
Only drive the vehicle of a parent or other family member.
Do not drive between the hours of 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. unless you are traveling to or from school, work, or religious activity.
Do not use a cell phone while operating a vehicle.
Do not carry more passengers than you have seatbelts
Apply for your unrestricted license at age 16 after having your permit for the required period by taking the road skills test. Alternatively, apply for a restricted license if you are under the age of 16.
Do not drink and drive. Any driver younger than 21 is prohibited from having a blood alcohol concentration of .02 or higher or risks being arrested for drunk driving.
Do not get more than five points on your driving record if you are under age 18, as your license will be canceled.
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