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Application for a Driver’s License in Iowa

 

 

Learning To Drive

 

Eligibility Requirements

 

·         Available at age 14.

·         Written consent of parent/guardian is required. This consent may be given using one of two options:  (1) the parent/guardian accompanies the teenager to the driver's license station to sign the consent form in the presence of the examiner, or (2) the parent/guardian downloads the form Parent's Written Consent to Issue Privilege to Drive or Affidavit to Obtain Duplicate License Form #430018 and signs the form in the presence of a notary public. The teenager may then present the completed and notarized form to the examiner and the parent/guardian would not have to accompany the teenager to the driver's license station.

·         Satisfactory performance in vision screening and knowledge tests.

·         Proof of Identity & Verification of Social Security Number

 

Conditions

 

·         Must be held for a minimum of six months.

·         All driving must be supervised by a licensed driver. May drive only with parent/guardian, immediate family member over 21, driver education teacher, driver over 25 with written permission of parent/guardian.

·         Number of passengers limited to number of safety belts available in vehicle. Must complete 20 hours of supervised driving; minimum of two hours must be between sunset and sunrise.

·         Must drive accident-free and violation-free for six consecutive months immediately preceding application for intermediate license (see box at right).  The permit must not be expired or withdrawn during this six-month period.

·         Must complete Iowa approved or comparable driver education course 30 hours of classroom instruction which must include four hours of substance abuse education, minimum of 20 minutes on railroad crossing safety, and information on organ donation.

·         Six hours laboratory, three hours of which must be behind the wheel; may use simulators for the remaining time.

·         No parental waiver of any behind-the-wheel drive time.

·         Instruction permit will have the words "under eighteen" printed on it.

 

Intermediate License

 

Eligibility Requirements

 

·         Available at age 16.

·         Must meet all conditions of instruction permit.

·         Written consent of parent/guardian is required. This consent may be given using one of two options:  (1) the parent/guardian accompanies the teenager to the driver's license station to sign the consent form in the presence of the examiner, or (2) the parent/guardian downloads the form Parent's Written Consent to Issue Privilege to Drive or Affidavit to Obtain Duplicate License Form #430018 and signs the form in the presence of a notary public. The teenager may then present the completed and notarized form to the examiner and the parent/guardian would not have to accompany the teenager to the driver's license station.

 

Conditions

 

·         Must be held for a minimum of 12 months.

 

May drive:

 

·         without supervision from 5 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. between 12:30 a.m. and 5 a.m. only with a licensed driver who is a parent/guardian, immediate family member over 21, or designated adult over 25.

·         With a waiver, may drive between 12:30 a.m. and 5 a.m. to and from work or school-related extracurricular activities.

·         Must complete 10 hours of supervised driving; minimum of two hours must be between sunset and sunrise. The supervision must be by a licensed driver who is a parent/guardian, immediate family member over 21, or designated adult over 25.

·         Number of passengers limited to number of safety belts available in vehicle.

·         Must drive accident-free and violation-free for 12 consecutive months immediately preceding application for full license (see box at right).  The intermediate license must not be expired or withdrawn during this twelve-month period.

·         Intermediate license will have the words "under eighteen" printed on it.

·         Up to age 18, all conditions of the intermediate license shall remain in effect until the holder of the intermediate license has been issued a full license.

 

Full License

 

Eligibility Requirements

 

·         Available at age 17.

·         Must meet all conditions of intermediate license.

·         Written consent of parent/guardian is required. This consent may be given using one of two options:  (1) the parent/guardian accompanies the teenager to the driver's license station to sign the consent form in the presence of the examiner, or (2) the parent/guardian downloads the form Parent's Written Consent to Issue Privilege to Drive or Affidavit to Obtain Duplicate License Form #430018 and signs the form in the presence of a notary public. The teenager may then present the completed and notarized form to the examiner and the parent/guardian would not have to accompany the teenager to the driver's license station.

 

Conditions

 

·         Full driving privileges with no restrictions.

·         For drivers under age 18 or age 21, the license shall have the words "under eighteen" or "under twenty-one," respectively, printed on it.

 

Remedial driver Improvement

 

Applies to drivers either holding an instruction permit or an intermediate license.

 

Driver will be referred to the remedial driver improvement process if involved of one moving violation, or if involved in an accident to which the driver contributed.

 

DOT official may impose additional driving restrictions and/or recommend license suspension.

 

From the date the traffic violation occurred — not the date of the conviction — or the date of the contributive accident, the license holder must begin a six-month (instruction permit holder) or 12-month (intermediate license holder) accident-free and violation-free driving period again to qualify for the next licensing level.

 

 

 

Source: DMV

 


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