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As you probably already know, driving is a valuable skill to know but it can also be extremely dangerous. Therefore, to help new teen drivers develop safe driving habits during their first few years behind the wheel, the State of Washington, D.C. has implemented a graduated driver license program for Washington, D.C. drivers who are between the ages of 15-18.
We’ve summarized a few things you’ll need to know as you go begin your process of becoming a licensed driver in Washington, D.C.
You will be eligible to a Washington, D.C. instruction permit when you are 16 years old. When you go to get your license, you will need to take the following items to the drivers license office with you:
You will need to pass both a vision screening test and then the written knowledge test. You’ll have 50 minutes to complete the knowledge test.
Once you have your Washington, D.C. instruction permit, you may beging driving, but there are some restrictions:
You will be eligible to apply for your provisional drivers license once you turn 16 years and 6 months old and have had your instruction permit for at least 6 months provided you have met the following prerequisite(s):
Please know that the following restrictions still apply for the first 9 months after you receive your provisional license:
After you turn 17 and have held your provisional license for at least 6 months, you are eligible to apply for your Washington, D.C. Regular Driver License. You will need to bring the completed Certification of Eligibility for Full License with Conditions Form to the driver's license office with you (a copy is available on the Washington, D.C. DMV website).
With your full (regular) license, there are still a few restrictions until you turn 18 years old:
Once you turn 18, these restrictions will be lifted.
You must carry auto insurance on any vehicle you drive in D.C.. The minimum amount of coverage required is as follows:
Driving without required insurance coverage can result in your license being suspended.
Washington D.C. has a Zero Tolerance Law for underage drinking. Upon your FIRST conviction of a DUI or DWI, you will face the following penalties:
Further violations will result in even more severe penalties.
If you’ve been drinking, DO NOT DRIVE. It’s not worth it.
As of 2010, Washington, D.C. prohibits teen drivers from using a cell phone or electronic device while driving, unless they are "hands-free".
Please visit the Washington, D.C. DMV website for complete information on required drivers education courses.