How old do you have to be to drive in Washington state?
#77602. Asked by silentdogood. (Mar 21 07 3:03 PM)
Teen Driving Rules: In response to the disproportionate number of serious and fatal accidents involving teenagers, Washington State recently changed and strengthened restrictions on obtaining a new driver's license. We hope the following information will help parents and their teens better understand the process.|
Driver's Permit: If a teen is enrolled in a Driver's Education course, they can obtain their Driver's Permit at the age of 15. If not enrolled, they must wait until age 15 1/2, and pass the written test, to get the permit.
Intermediate Driver's License: Intermediate Driver's Licenses are only issued to teens ages 16 to 18. The teen must have a driver's permit for six months and:
Complete 50 hours of supervised driving time with a parent or driver who has at least five years of driving experience. At least 10 of the 50 supervised hours must take place at night.
Have a clean driving record for at least six months
Pass a Driver's Education Course
Pass the written and driving test (or just the driving test if the written test was passed to get the Driver's Permit.
Restrictions: For the first year, no driving between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. unless accompanied by a parent, guardian or licensed driver at least 25 years old;
For the first six months, no passengers under age 20, except for family members;
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