GDL Restrictions and Violation Consequences
Level 1 Learner's License Restrictions
Teens with a Level 1 license may only drive with a licensed parent/guardian or designated licensed adult age 21 or older.
Level 2 Intermediate License Restrictions
Teens with a level 2 license 1.
Shall 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.
- 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 guardian.
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 at-fault 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 applying.