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Summary of Utah Graduated Licensing Law

Utah has a four stage licensing process for minors.
  1. Instruction Permit (at least age 15 & 9 months)
  2. Practice Permit (at least age 15 & 9 months) We recommend our DriverEdToGo Video- to use during the Practice Permit & Learner Permit stages. Shows the parent how to teach collision-free driving habits and provides unique teaching tools (mirrors, checklists, videos, audio instruction series, etc.).
  3. Learner Permit (at least age 16)
  4. Operator’s License (at least age 16)
Utah License Chart
Instruction Permit
At least 15 & 9 months

Requirements
Enrolled in approved driver education course.

Restrictions
Allows student to drive with qualified instructor in a dual-control car.

 
Practice Permit
At least 15 & 9 months

Requirements
Enrolled in approved driver education course.

Restrictions
Valid for 90 days.

Student may practice with parent or legal guardian in passenger seat next to student.

No other passengers permitted in vehicle.

 
Learner Permit
At least 16

Requirements
Completed driver education course.

Pass written & vision tests.

Restrictions
Valid for 6 months.

Must have licensed driver in passenger seat next to student.

No other passengers permitted in vehicle.

 
Operator License
At least 16

Requirements
Have completed approved driver education course OR have proof of license from another state or country.

Under age 18
Must provide verification of 30 hours practice driving, ten at night after sunset.

Practice driving credit for 6 hours behind-the-wheel driver training in driver education classes will be given. The parent or guardian who signs the assumption of liability must also certify, on an affidavit, that the practice driving requirement has been met.

Restrictions
Under age 17, may not drive between midnight & 5:00 a.m. UNLESS:

  • Accompanied by licensed driver 21 or above, seated next to driver.
  • To & from employment or employment related.
  • To & from religious or school related activities.
  • Ranching or agricultural activities under the direction of rancher or farmer.
  • An emergency situation.