Graduated Driver Licensing
Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) is a driver licensing system designed to
teach teens to drive by gradually increasing their driving privileges as they
advance through the system. GDL consists of two segments of driver education
instruction and three licensing levels.
The three licensing levels in GDL are: a supervised
learner's license (Level 1 License), an intermediate license that limits
passengers and unsupervised nighttime driving (Level 2 License), and a
full-privilege driver's license (Level 3 License) issued after a teen driver has
successfully completed all previous instruction and driving requirements.
GDL license levels 1 and 2 have certain restrictions to
limit teens' driving exposure to high-risk situations and help protect them
while they are learning to drive.
GDL Timeline shows how graduated driver
licensing and driver education are intertwined. The
Michigan's Graduated Driver Licensing: A Guide for Parents
contains valuable information on graduated driver licensing, driver education,
coaching tips for parents and more. Parents and teens are encouraged to read