GDL Restrictions and Violation Consequences
Level 1 Learner's License Restrictions
Teens with a Level 1 license may only drive with a licensed parent/guardian or designated licensed adult age 21 or older.
Level 2 Intermediate License Restrictions
Teens with a level 2 license
|1.||Are prohibited from using a cell phone while driving.|
|2.||Shall not operate a motor vehicle between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. except when:|
|3.||Shall not operate a motor vehicle at any time with more than 1 passenger in the vehicle who is younger than 21 years of age except:|
Authorized activity means any of the following:
|(a)||A school or a school-sanctioned event or activity. School means a public or private school, including a home school.|
|A sporting event or activity, or extracurricular event or activity, that is not school-sanctioned but that is part of an official sports league or association or an official extracurricular club, or that is paid for as a service offered by a business specializing in those events or activities or training for those events or activities.|
|(b)||A sporting event or activity, or extracurricular event or activity, that is not school-sanctioned but that is part of an official sports league or association or an official extracurricular club, or that is paid for as a service offered by a business specializing in those events or activities or training for those events or activities.|
|(c)||A class or program of vocational instruction offered by a college, community college, nonprofit association, or unit of government or by a business specializing in vocational training.|
|(d)||An event or activity sponsored by a religious organization that is tax-exempt under federal law.|
|(e)||Transporting an individual in need of immediate emergency care or personal protection to a health care professional, hospital, police station, domestic violence shelter, or public safety location.|
Level 3 Full License
Teens with a Level 3 license have no state-imposed license restrictions.
Consequences for Violating GDL Restrictions
Teens ticketed and convicted of violating the restrictions of their GDL license will be referred for a driver assessment reexamination by the Michigan Department of State. Depending on the nature of the violation, the department may suspend the teen's license for up to a year. Any suspension action taken against the license may also significantly delay a teen's advancement through GDL.
Teens must be 90 days at-fault crash and violation-free before applying for a Level 2 license. For a Level 3 license, teens must be crash- and violation-free for 12 consecutive months before applying.