Graduated Driver License Restrictions and
Level 1 Learner's
Teens with a Level 1 license may only drive with a licensed
parent/guardian or designated licensed adult age 21 or older.
Intermediate License Restrictions
Teens with a level 2
not operate a motor vehicle between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. except when:
- driving to or from or in the course of employment;
- driving to or from an authorized activity; or
- accompanied by a parent or legal guardian or a licensed driver
21 years of age or older designated by the parent or legal guardian.
Shall not operate a motor vehicle at any time with more than 1 passenger
in the vehicle who is younger than 21 years
of age except:
- when the additional passengers are immediate family members;
- when driving to or from, or in the course of employment;
- while going to or from an authorized activity; or
- when accompanied by a parent or legal guardian or a licensed
driver 21 years of age or older designated by the parent or legal
|Authorized activity means any of the
||A school or a school-sanctioned event or
activity. School means a public or private school, including a home
||A sporting event or activity, or
extracurricular event or activity, that is not school-sanctioned but
that is part of an official sports league or association or an official
extracurricular club, or that is paid for as a service offered by a
business specializing in those events or activities or training for
those events or activities.
||A class or program of vocational
instruction offered by a college, community college, nonprofit
association, or unit of government or by a business specializing in
||An event or activity sponsored by a
religious organization that is tax-exempt under federal law.
||Transporting an individual in need of
immediate emergency care or personal protection to a health care
professional, hospital, police station, domestic violence shelter, or
public safety location.
Level 3 Full License
Teens with a Level 3 license have no state-imposed license restrictions.
Consequences for Violating GDL Restrictions
Teens ticketed and convicted of violating the
restrictions of their GDL license will be referred for a driver
assessment reexamination by the Michigan Department of State. Depending
on the nature of the violation, the department may suspend the teen's
license for up to a year. Any suspension action taken against
the license may also significantly delay a teen's advancement through GDL.
Teens must be 90 days crash- and violation-free
before applying for a Level 2 license. For a Level 3 license, teens
must be crash- and violation-free for 12 consecutive months before
You Are At Risk (SOS-213)
Your Probationary License (SOS-215)