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Michigan Graduated Driver License

Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) laws are designed to reduce the high crash risk of young novice drivers by allowing them to safely gain driving experience while minimizing the highest risk situations. Nighttime driving and carrying other young passengers are particularly dangerous situations that GDL restricts while a new driver gains skills and experience.

The GDL law allows young drivers to safely gain driving experience before obtaining full driving privileges. The Michigan GDL law includes three phases:

  • Level 1 License: Supervised driving, culminating with an on-the-road driving test
  • Level 2 License: Limiting number of passengers and nighttime driving
  • Level 3 License: A standard driver license
Why Do I Need a Gradual Start to Driving?

This video will provide an entertaining and quick look at the Graduated Driver Licensing safety regulations currently in place for the state of Michigan. For more information about your state’s GDL safety regulations, visit the Michigan Secretary of State’s GDL page or the Michigan Secretary of State’s GDL handout. Video Length – 4:32

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