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How to obtain a Michigan's Driver's License

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Segment 1 Expectations

Segment 1 requires 24 hours of classroom instruction. 6 hours of drive time. 4 hours of behind-the-wheel observation in a training vehicle. Student must pass the 80 question state exam with a minimum passing score of 70%

After completion of this course, the student will apply for their Graduated Drivers License 1 (GDL 1) from the Secretary of state. Once obtained, the student must accumulate 30 hours of drive time with their driving coach or parent (28 hours of day time. 2 hours of night time) to qualify for Segment 2.

Students will be allowed 3 attempts to take the state exam during the current class session. If the student does not successfully pass by the 3rd attempt, the student must retake the course, at cost.

Segment 2 Expectations

The criteria for enrollment is to have a valid Graduated Drivers License 1. Completed and recorded 30 hours of drive time using a driving log. 90 days from the issuance date recorded on your GDL. 

Segment 2 is a 3-day course. 6 hours of class time. There is no driving requirement for this course. The student must attend ALL 3 days. The student must pass a 20 question state exam.

Michigan's Graduated Driver Licensing

The Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) consists of three licensing levels:

Level 1 License - a supervised learner's license issued to teen drivers at least 14 years 9 months old.

Level 2 License - an intermediate license that limits passengers and the unsupervised nighttime driving for teen drivers at least 16 years old.

Level 3 License - a full-privilege driver license issued to teen drivers at least 17 years old after they have successfully completed all the previous instructional and driving requirements.

Road Testing Requirements

New Drivers: Probationary Period

A violation of the Level 2 restrictions under the Graduated Driver Licensing program is a civil infraction and will result in two points on the teen's license. A notice of the civil infraction will be sent to designated parent or legal guardian. In addition, the period the teen must have a Level 2 license will be extended for 12 months. The teen will be required to appear for a driver reexamination with possible license suspension and/or additional restrictions imposed.

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