Louisiana Teen Driver Rules and Regulations
Louisiana Learner's Permit Requirements
- Complete an approved 38 hour driver education course.
- Pass visual exam (20/40 or better without corrective lenses).
- Pass Louisiana knowledge, signs, and signals test (80% required to pass).
Louisiana Learner's Permit Restrictions
- Must drive with a licensed 21 year old or licensed 18 year old sibling. Training with a licensed sibling under the age of 21 may not count toward the 50 hours of training.
- Must maintain learner permit for a minimum of 180 days (6 months) prior to being converted to an intermediate license.
Louisiana Intermediate License Requirements
- Be 16 years old to apply.
- Hold an learner permit for a minimum of 180 days (6 months).
- Have a parent-signed affidavit confirming the applicant has practiced at least 50 hours with a licensed driver, 15 hours of which must be at night.
- Pass an on-road driving test provided by a 3rd part-tester or the State Office of Motor Vehicles.
Louisiana Intermediate License Restrictions
If a student is under 17, the student may drive but with the following restrictions:
- From 11 PM to 5 AM :: Curfew law time (only while under 17, unless accompanied by a licensed 21yr old or licensed 18 yr old sibling)
- From 6 PM to 5 AM :: No more than one (1) non-family member under the age of 21 yrs old in the vehicle.
- Restrictions will be extended if the student has done any of the following in the past 12 months:r
- is convicted of a moving traffic violation
- violates the seat belt law
- violates the curfew law
- violates any drug or alcohol laws
- has license revoked or suspended for any reason
Note: The DMV may expand the term of the intermediate license if necessary. Violation of laws would delay advancement to the next licensing level. Advancement is contingent on having a violation-free driving record.
If you have questions about the Louisiana Graduated Driver License, check out the Louisiana OMV website.