Louisiana Teen Driver Rules and Regulations

Louisiana Learner's Permit Requirements

  1. Complete an approved 38 hour driver education course.
  2. Pass visual exam (20/40 or better without corrective lenses).
  3. Pass Louisiana knowledge, signs, and signals test (80% required to pass).

Louisiana Learner's Permit Restrictions

  1. 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.
  2. Must maintain learner permit for a minimum of 180 days (6 months) prior to being converted to an intermediate license.

Louisiana Intermediate License Requirements

  1. Be 16 years old to apply.
  2. Hold an learner permit for a minimum of 180 days (6 months).
  3. 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.
  4. 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:

  1. 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)
  2. From 6 PM to 5 AM :: No more than one (1) non-family member under the age of 21 yrs old in the vehicle.
  3. 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.