Indiana’s New Graduated Driver’s License (GDL) System

Indiana’s Graduated Driver’s License (GDL) System

Source: Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (1/2012)

GDL Requirements are as follows:

Learner’s Permit 16 years without driver’s education 15 years with
driver education

Driver’s Education   Minimum starting age of 15 years old

Permit Holding Period   is 180 days

Probationary License   16 years 90 days with Driver’s Education; 16 years 270 days without Driver’s Education

Passenger Restrictions No passengers for the first 180 days unless there is another licensed driver at least 25 years old, a
certified driving instructor or parent/guardian over
the age of 21 in the front seat, with exceptions for
child, sibling or spouse

Nighttime Driving Restrictions 10 p.m. –5:00 a.m. every day for the first 180 days of holding a license; Sunday-Thursday 11:00 pm-
5:00 am; Friday-Saturday 1:00 am-5:00 am until age
18, with exceptions for school, work and churchrelated functions

Certified Driving Hours 50 hours of supervised driving practice, 10 of which must be at night, with a certified driving instructor or
licensed driver that is at least 25 years old or the
individual’s spouse that is at least 21 years of age.
The Log of Supervised Driving Practice
(documenting the 50 hours of practice driving
completed) must be submitted at time of application
for driver’s license.

Minimum Age With No Restrictions 18 years old

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