A: Absolutely not. Under "Graduate to Safety," 16 remains the age at which a teen that has successfuly completed driver education may apply for a driver's license. The graduated system establishes additional training requirements during the instruction permit phase, resulting in better-trained year-old drivers. A: Yes.
Illinois’s Teen Driver’s License and Insurance Requirements
Illinois Rules of the Road for Parents and Teens | Gardi & Haught, Ltd.
To begin the process, the applicant must be 15 years old, be enrolled in an approved driver education course, and have the consent of a parent or legal guardian. Once a vision and written exam have been passed, the permit must be held for a minimum of nine months and maximum of two years. The following restrictions apply:. Once a parent or guardian certifies the completion of the minimum practice hours have been completed and nine months have passed, permit holders will become eligible to apply for the Initial Licensing Phase. This requires the completion of a state-approved driver education course. When applying, a parent or guardian must accompany the driver to provide written consent to obtain a license or complete and notarize an Affidavit for Minor to Drive form.
Illinois Driver Licensing Law
When my father was 12 years old, he would drive my grandmother to the grocery store once a week. They lived in rural Southern Illinois, at a time when seeing a youngster behind the wheel was common. Times have certainly changed. Here are the rules and regulations parents and teens should know before they take to the road.
Approved driver education classes include at least 30 hours of classroom study and six hours of behind-the-wheel training in a regular passenger vehicle. If applicants are age 17 and 3 months or older, they may apply for an instruction permit without taking a driver education course. When applying for an instruction permit, applicants must pass the vision screening and written exam for the license classification they are seeking. The test results are valid until the expiration of the permit.