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When Should Teens Enroll in Driving Lessons?

The minimum permit age to get a driving license in the United States is 16, but you can start your driving education a bit earlier.

First, you must enroll in a driving school in Orange County and other major cities. The course has 30 classroom hours; they are typically scheduled in sessions of 2-3 hours, 2-3 days a week, but this can vary according to each school. As for practical training, it is scheduled separately and each candidate will make their appointment.

Most states require teen students to have a permit before being allowed to get their license. This permit will allow them driving under specific circumstances and under surveillance (at least 70 hours of practice under the surveillance of a professional, a night driving restriction and a ban on driving with other teen passengers). To get your permit, you must be 15 years old (or 14, as long as you turn 15 during the education period).

Once you complete the course, have your permit for at least 9 months and are at least 16 years old, you can take the road test and get a driving license.

Some of the requirements vary by state. For example, in Illinois, you can get a driving license only if you have passed at least 8 classes in high school.