Teens must be at least age 14 years and 8 months to begin Segment 1 Driver Education. The course is held over a minimum of 3 weeks, includes at least 24 hours in the classroom, 6 hours of driving, 4 hours of observation driving time, and a written examination. A parent or legal guardian must accompany their teen to the Secretary of State office and sign the license application. See Michigan. If your teen is driving with someone other than you, he or she should carry a signed letter of authorization from you.
The Michigan Graduated Driver Licensing system is divided into three levels. A Level 1 License requires supervision. Level 2 is an intermediate license that limits passengers and unsupervised nighttime driving. Level 3 allows full driving privileges as long as the driver has successfully completed the previous requirements. Eligibility for a Level 1 Learner's License requires an applicant be at least 14 years and nine months old. In addition to passing the state visual exam and meeting the Department of State Physical and Mental Standards for Drivers, applicants must have successfully completed Segment 1 of an approved driver education program and present the Certificate of Completion.
After turning 14 years 9 months, teens may apply for a Level 1 license once you have signed a Level 1 application. Your teen must successfully complete a Segment 1 driver education course that includes a minimum of 24 hours of classroom instruction, six hours of behind-the-wheel instruction and four hours of observation as a passenger. With a Level 1 license, teens must practice driving under the supervision of a licensed parent or designated adult age 21 or older for a minimum of 30 hours including two hours at night. After 3 continuous months he or she may then enroll in a Segment 2 driver education course that includes six hours of classroom instruction. They will be required to successfully complete Segment 2 and at least 50 hours of supervised practice driving, including at least 10 hours at night, before taking the driving skills test and moving on to the intermediate licensing phase.
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