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.

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.