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Congratulations on starting the process of applying for your Iowa learner's permit or first Iowa driver license. Iowa has a Graduated Driver License Program for Iowa teen drivers, and there are a few things we want to make you aware of to ensure that applying for your Iowa driving license goes as smoothly as possible. Here's what you need to know:
Iowa Instructional Permit or Iowa Learner Permit
When you turn 14, you can apply for an Iowa learner's permit. In order to apply for your Iowa learner's permit, you'll need to make an appointment at your local Iowa driver's license station and then bring the following:
At the Iowa Driver's License Station, you'll present all of these application materials and then take two tests:
If you survived, then congratulations. You've just earned your Iowa learner's license, which is valid for 2 years. If you are enrolled in an approved Iowa driver education program, you may practice with a certified driving instructor, a driver over 25 (with written permission from your parent or guardian), or with any members of your family over 21. After you've had your Iowa learner permit for 6 months, you're ready to apply for your Iowa intermediate license.
Your First Iowa Driver's License
In order to apply for your first Iowa driver's license, you'll need to make sure you follow a few Iowa State requirements:
So when you're 16 and have met all of the Iowa instruction permit conditions, head on down to your local Iowa Driver's License Station with:
Then, take the dreaded road test. If you passed, then congratulations. You've just earned your Iowa intermediate driver license! However, for the next year you'll have to abide by a few restrictions.
Iowa Teen Driver License Restrictions and Penalties
There are several restrictions you need to keep in mind regarding Iowa intermediate driver's license: If you manage to drive without incident for 12 months, you can then apply for your Indiana full license!
Iowa Auto Insurance Iowa Financial Responsibility Laws
Once you receive your Iowa driver's license, you're ready to drive--almost. Any vehicle registered in Iowa must be covered by liability insurance. If you are found to be driving without Iowa mandatory liability insurance, your Iowa intermediate driver license could be suspended and you could be fined.
Iowa Drunk Driving, Cell Phone, and Text Messaging Laws
As a new Iowa driver, it's important for you to learn and take seriously the Iowa drunk driving, cell phone, and text messaging laws.
Upon your first conviction of a Iowa DUI (0.08), you will face the following penalties:
And of course, further Iowa DUI convictions will result in increased jail time, community service, fines, and Iowa license suspension or even Iowa license revocation.
Currently, Iowa does not have a law prohibiting cell phones or text messaging.
Iowa Online Driver Education
For information about approved Iowa online driver education courses, see the Iowa Driver's Manual.
Different states require different documents from learner's permit applicants, although you most likely will be asked to show your completion certificate from a Iowa driver education online or classroom course. Many states require applicants to present additional paperwork including, but not limited to, a birth certificate, parental consent forms, or proof school enrollment forms. To find out exactly what documents you should have with you when you go to take your Iowa learner's permit test, TeenDrivingCourse.com recommends that you visit the Iowa DMV website or call one of their local offices in your area.
Generally, you’re allowed to take the Iowa learners permit test as soon as you have the following documents: the Iowa driver education certificate of completion and the Iowa driver training certificate of enrollment. Once you have these documents, you’re eligible to begin learning to drive and can go to the Iowa licensing office in your area to take the Iowa learners permit test. Again, this is a general rule and may not apply in Iowa.
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