How old do you need to be to begin your GDL program?

New drivers statistically have higher crash rates. Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) programs allow young drivers to safely gain driving experience before obtaining full driving privileges. Most programs include three stages:
  • Learner Stage: supervised driving, cumulating with a driving test;
  • Intermediate Stage: limiting unsupervised driving in high-risk situations; and
  • Full Privilege Stage: a standard driver's license.
View our state map to see how old you need to be before starting your Graduated Driver Licensing Program. GDL State Map Restrictions Get more information on teen driving and adult driving courses at