GDL

GRADUATED DRIVER LICENSING (GDL) LAWS ­allow teen drivers to safely gain driving experience under lower-risk conditions before obtaining full driving privileges. These laws outline limits and restrictions for new drivers ages 15 through 17. Florida’s GDL laws are designed to help teens gradually and safely build their skills and experience behind the wheel. It is important for teens and their parents to understand these laws and obey them.

Learner's License

Age: 15 years old
Hours: Daylight hours for first three months after license issued - until 10 p.m. after three months

• ALWAYS accompanied by a licensed driver 21+

• Must hold for a minimum of 12 months or until 18th birthday, whichever comes first.

• Required 50 hours of supervised driving, 10 of which must be at night.

Intermediate License

Age: 16 years old
Hours: NOT between 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Unless driving to or from work OR accompanied by a licensed driver 21+

Driver License

Age: 17 years old
Hours: NOT between 1 a.m. to 5 a.m.

Unless driving to or from work OR accompanied by a licensed driver 21+