Louisiana has special laws that are designed to help teenagers drive more safely. These laws include a graduated licensing program, which grants teens more driving privileges as they get older and gain more experience.
Teens first get a learner’s permit, and must complete classroom training and behind-the-wheel training with qualified instructors. Then, they should log hours of practice time under the supervision of their parents or other licensed, qualified adults.
Teens are eligible for a conditional license at the age of sixteen, but they may only drive with certain restrictions, including:
- Who may ride with them
- Limited ability to drive at night
Finally, at seventeen, teens who have met all the requirements and demonstrated their ability to drive responsibly can get a full, unlimited drivers license.