Maryland Provisional License

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How to Get Provisional Driver’s License:

A provisional license is the next stage of the Rookie Driver graduated licensing system process. After gaining experience driving with a learner’s permit for 9 months, maintaining a conviction-free driving record and completing a standardized driver education course, new drivers are eligible for a provisional license.

The minimum age is 16 years and 6 months.

A parent, guardian or supervising driver must submit a completed and signed practice log documenting a minimum of 60 hours of supervised driving for applicants.

Applicants must pass a skills test administered either in traffic or on a course.

Provisional license holders under 18 are only authorized to drive without supervision between the hours of 5 am to midnight. From midnight to 5 am they must be accompanied by a supervising driver who is 21 or older, and has held a license for a minimum of 3 years.

Convictions for moving violations while completing the provisional waiting period will require restarting the waiting period, the completion of remedial driver education classes and/or the suspension or revocation of the license.

Provisional license holders under 18 and all the passengers in the vehicle they are driving must use proper restraints.