Teen Driver Education
Update for Teens - Mobile phones banned for GDL 1 and 2 teen drivers
Michigan's driver education curriculum is split into two segments and is
required for all teen drivers under age 18.
Segment 1 driver education is offered before the driver
begins supervised driving. It requires a minimum of 24 hours of classroom
instruction, a minimum of six hours of behind-the-wheel instruction. And a
minimum of four hours of observation time in a training vehicle. Before
beginning Segment 1, a teen must be 14 years, 8 months of age and have
Segment 2 driver education is offered after the driver has
held a valid Level 1 License for at least three continuous months and has
acquired 30 hours of driving experience time including a minimum of two hours
of night driving. Segment 2 includes a minimum of six hours of classroom instruction.
Driver Education Curriculum Guide
was developed to provide driver education instructors and providers with a
detailed framework of the concepts, objectives and standards students will need
to master to successfully meet the goals of Segments 1 and 2. By ensuring that
students are properly prepared to drive, we will reduce crash rates among teen
drivers and make Michigan's road safer.
What Every Driver Must Know
contains information about operating a motor vehicle safely on Michigan roads
and is one of the tools used to teach teen drivers in Michigan driver
Successful completion of a state-approved driver education
program does not, alone, make a teenager a responsible, experienced driver.
Traffic safety education involves family, community, industry, government and
personal factors such as motivation, maturity, and perceptive abilities.
GDL Timeline shows how graduated driver
licensing and driver education are intertwined. The
Michigan's Graduated Driver Licensing: A Guide for Parents
contains valuable information on graduated driver licensing, driver education,
coaching tips for parents and more. Parents and teens are encouraged to read