Maryland Provisional License

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How to Get a Maryland Provisional Driver’s License:

A provisional license is the next stage for the Rookie Driver Graduated Licensing System process. After gaining experience driving with a learner’s permit for nine months, maintaining a conviction-free driving record, and completing a standardized driver education course, new drivers are eligible for a provisional Maryland driver’s license.

  • The minimum age to obtain a provisional license 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 driving skills test administered either in traffic or on a course.
  • Provisional license holders under the age of 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 the age of 18, and all passengers in the vehicle they are driving must use proper restraints.