Minor’s Driver License Requirements
Minor’s Permit Restrictions
- Your permit is not valid until you begin your first lesson with a driving instructor; your instructor will sign the permit.
- You must practice with a licensed California driver: parent, guardian, driving instructor, spouse, or adult 25 years old or older. The person must sit close enough to you to take control of the vehicle at any time.
- A provisional permit does not allow you to drive alone at any time, not even to a DMV field office to take a driving test.
- Once you have your provisional DL, you may drive alone, as long as you do not have any collisions or traffic violations on your driving record.
- During the first 12 months after you are licensed, you cannot drive between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. and cannot transport passengers under 20 years old, unless accompanied by a California-licensed parent or guardian, a California-licensed driver 25 years old or older, or a licensed or certified driving instructor.
- Your permit is not valid until you begin your first lesson with a driving instructor; your instructor will sign the permitr a duplicate DL without the word “provisional.”
What to bring to DMV
For additional information please visit DMV.ca.gov