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Changes to Indiana state law, as of July 1, 2015 allow drivers who complete driver’s education courses, like the ones offered by Premier, to receive their probationary license a full 6-months before those who haven’t taken driver’s education (previously, it was 3-months). Here are the details:

Learner Permit Age Requirements

15 years with driver’s ed (Must start driver’s education class prior to practice driving)
16 years without driver’s ed

Probationary License Age Requirements

16 years and 90 days with driver’s ed
16 years and 270 days without driver’s ed

Probationary License Restrictions

Supervised Driving Requirements:
Must have logged at least 50 hours of supervised practice driving (10 hours must be nighttime driving).
Under 18 – Supervisor may be a licensed instructor working through a driving school, a licensed driver at least 25 years old and related by blood, marriage or legal status, or a spouse over age 21 with valid driving privileges.
Over 18 – May be any licensed driver over age 25 or a spouse over age 21. A copy of the BMV driving log must be submitted when applying for a new license.
Cell Phones/Texting:
Prohibits individuals under age 21 from using any type of telecommunication device for any purpose while operating a vehicle except for making emergency 911 calls.
Nighttime Driving Prohibition:
Up to age 18 – After first 180 days: restricted Sun.-Thurs.,11 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning; restricted Sat. and Sun. mornings, 1 a.m. to 5 a.m.
Up to age 21 – Restricted 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. for first 180 days of driving.
Exemptions: Lawful employment, school-sanctioned activity, religious event or if accompanied by a licensed driver 25 years or older or your spouse with valid driving privileges who is at least 21 years of age.
Passenger Restrictions:
Up to age 21 – No passengers for the first 180 days unless accompanied by a licensed instructor, licensed driver 25 years or older or your spouse with valid driving privileges who is at least 21 years of age.
Exemptions: a sibling, step-sibling, child, step-child or spouse of the driver.
Violation Penalties:
Violation of any part of this law is a class C infraction which carries a fine of up to $500 plus court costs. All occupants must be properly buckled up.

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