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Texas Graduated License Law


Age 15+

  • Parent or legal guardian* must accompany the teen to the license office to sign a permission statement.
  • Pass the vision, road sign and written tests. Show proof of completion of at least 1st 6 hours of driver education classroom.
  • In addition, the minimum age of the person who must accompany any instruction permit holder during the operation of the vehicle is 21 years of age.

Provisional License

Age 16-17

Applicants under age 18 must hold an instruction permit or hardship license for a minimum of six months prior to issuance of a provisional Class A, B, or C driver license . During the 1st six months after attaining a Provisional License some restrictions apply.

  • Only 1 passenger under age 21 who is not a family member.
  • Between midnight & 5:00 a.m., driver must be accompanied by a licensed driver age 21 or above in the right passenger seat (as on Permit) UNLESS driving for school or work related reason or medical emergency.

Regular Driver’s License

Age 16 - 17

After 6 months on Provisional License with no tickets or collisions, etc., restrictions are removed.