Michigan's Graduated Driver Licensing Law for Teens
Michigan's Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) program is designed to increase the safety of new teen drivers by allowing them to gain valuable experience at each level before moving forward. Parents play a key role at each level.
The Checkpoints Program helps parents set clear driving privileges and rules for their teen's unsupervised driving during the Level 2 license.
Near the end of their teen's Level 1 license, parents can get ready for the next step in GDL by creating their own Checkpoints parent-teen driving agreement on this website and start using it when their teen gets a Level 2 license.
|License Type||Level 1 (Supervised Driving)||Level 2 (Independent Driving, with Restrictions)||Level 3 (Unrestricted Driving)|
|What other names do people call this license?||
|Minimum Age||At least 14 and 9 months||At least 16||At least 17|
|What needs to be completed before getting this license?||
|Forms tests and extras neded||
||Parent can request that teen be held at level 2|
|When and where teens can drive||Drive only with parent or designated licensed adult age 21 or older||Drive unsupervised:
||Full driving privilidges|