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When teens have a learner’s permit, there are important rules in place to keep them safe while they’re learning to drive. These rules or restrictions help new drivers gain experience and avoid risky situations.

Supervision requirement

One common restriction is the need for a licensed adult, usually a parent or guardian, to always be in the car with the teen driver. This adult guides and supports the teen while they practice driving.

Limited driving hours

Many places also restrict when teen drivers with a learner’s permit can drive. They might only be allowed to drive during daylight hours or avoid driving during certain high-traffic times.

Passenger limitations

Some states limit the number of passengers a teen driver can have in the car to prevent distractions. This ensures the focus stays on driving and reduces the chances of accidents.

No phone use

Using phones while driving can be dangerous, so many places restrict teen drivers from using phones, including hands-free devices, while driving with a learner’s permit.


These restrictions might vary depending on your location, so you must check with your local Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to know the specific rules for teen drivers with a learner’s permit. Remember, these restrictions are in place to help new drivers become safe and confident on the road.