A teen's first year behind
the wheel is critical
That's why Michigan - and other states across the country -
have adopted Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) laws for teen drivers.
Michigan's laws are designed to help teens gradually
and safely build their skills and experience behind the wheel. On
these pages, teen drivers and their parents or guardians can find
the information and resources they'll need to successfully complete
the Graduated Driver License program. Follow the links on the right
or under the Teen Driver submenu on the left.
From Secretary Johnson:
Dear New Driver:
Congratulations on reaching this important milestone
Learning to drive is an exciting time, but please remember it's also
a time of great responsibility.
Few steps toward adulthood bring more freedom and independence than
getting behind the wheel for the first time by yourself, but you
should always remember that driving is a privilege, not a right.
Each year, many people of all ages make poor decisions that result
in losing their driving privileges, or worse, injuring themselves or
their loved ones.
I encourage you to be active learners as you progress through the
Graduated Driver License classes and on-the-road training. Your
parent or guardian also will be helpful as you gain more driving
experience, and not just because they'll accompany you on your
practice drives. You should look to them to observe their
By obeying the rules of the road, avoiding distractions like
texting, and never drinking and driving, you'll reach your
destination safely and receive full driving privileges when you earn
your Level 3 full license.
We look forward to seeing you when you visit for your picture on
your first driver's license.
Secretary of State
Facts about teen drivers:
> Teen Driver Education
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