Teen Driving Laws & Education
Joshua's Law is a bill that changes the requirements you must meet in
order to obtain a Class D driver's license starting on January 1, 2007.
To get a Class D driver's license at 16:
• You must have completed a driver education course approved by the
Department of Driver Services and
• You also must have completed a cumulative total of at least 40 hours of
other supervised driving experience, including at least 6 hours at night.
If you have not completed an approved driver's education course, you cannot
get your Class D driver's license until you’re 17.
For more information, please visit the Department of Driver Services web
Teenage and Adult Driver Responsibility Act (TADRA)
TADRA is a graduated driver's license program for young drivers ages 15
to 18. This act directly addresses the leading killer of young people -
traffic crashes. The law significantly changes the way young motorists earn
and maintain the privilege of driving by providing a controlled means for
new drivers to gain experience, and by reducing high-risk driving
For more information, please visit the Department of Driver Services -
Teenage and Adult Driver Responsibility Act web site at
What’s Your Driving IQ?
The Department of Driver Services (DDS) has developed a checklist to help
you evaluate your driving skills. You can access the checklist by clicking
here, then get a friend or parent to ride with you.