What are the Florida Learners Permit Rules?

It’s important to get familiar with the learners permit rules in Florida if you have or will soon have a learners permit.

You qualify to get a restricted license, also known as a learner’s permit once you turn 15 years old. It is an exciting time for drivers, but it’s very important to understand all of the rules so you can get your full Class E license without any delay.

Florida Learners Permit Rules & Regulations

Before you can start driving, there are a few things you should understand. After all, it isn’t called a “restricted” license for nothing! The learner’s permit stage is designed to allow new drivers to get instruction from more experienced drivers.

Learners Permit Restrictions in Florida

  • An adult (21 and over) with a valid license will need to be in the front passenger seat when you drive
  • You can only drive between 6am and 7pm during the first 3 months
  • You can only drive between 6am and 10pm after the first 3 months
  • You must hold your permit for one year without any convictions/points before you can graduate to a Class E license

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Teen Convictions — Better to Be Prepared than Left Unaware

It’s important that you get your driving career started on the right foot. Be sure to complete the Traffic Law and Substance Abuse Education (TLSAE) course early, so you’re well aware of all the traffic laws before they surprise you. According to the FLHSMV…

“If a minor receives a conviction for a moving violation within the first 12 months, then the date for holding the learner’s license will be changed from the original eligibility date to 12 months from the last conviction date.”

You qualify to get a restricted license, also known as a learner’s permit once you turn 15 years old. It is an exciting time for drivers, but it’s very important to understand all of the rules so you can get your full Class E license without any delay.

Teen Driver’s License Bundle

The state requires that you complete the Drug and Alcohol Course and the Learner’s Permit Exam before you can go to the DMV to get your learner’s permit. If you’re under 18, you can do it all online! Our teen bundle also includes a prep course and an unlimited practice test to get you prepared to pass the learner’s permit test.

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