Drivers Ed in Arizona
Completion of a Arizona Drivers Ed course is suggested and often required prior to obtaining your learner's permit, and ultimately receiving your Driver's License. Although not approved for the state of Arizona, I Drive Safely is a good course to prepare yourself for your state's licensing exam.
The Class G graduated license allows teens between the ages of 16 and 18 to operate a noncommercial car or truck. The is the first of the license series, so it also holds the requirement of having an instruction permit for six months before the actual license test, as well as parental permission to drive.
You are eligible for the Class D operator license at the age of 18. The standard and most common of the licenses, it allows you to operate any noncommercial car or truck. Those with a Class G license can upgrade to the Class D at the age of 18, but it is not mandatory.
The Class M motorcycle license is open to drivers over the age of 16. It can be issued as a separate license, or take the form as an endorsement on your operator license. Either way, this license requires an instruction permit, behind-the-wheel training, and testing by the Motor Vehicle Division. It also has a separate educational manual.
Need to know more about these license classes? Consult the online Driver License Manual and Customer Service Guide, or pick up a print version at any Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) or third-party office.
New drivers under the age of 18 must hold an instruction permit for six months before taking the road test to receive a Class G graduated license or Class M motorcycle license. You must be at least 15 years and six months old to apply for an instruction permit, and 16 years old to apply for the graduated license.
You must pass a written test filled with questions taken from the appropriate manual. Once you receive your instruction permit, you're eligible to take professional classroom and behind-the-wheel courses to better gain an understanding of the rules of the road. The MVD provides a list of approved professional driving schools and professional motorcycle schools.
You may forego the classroom training, and instead drive a minimum of 30 hours, at least 10 hours of which are at night. A currently licensed driver who is 21 or older must be sitting next to you at all times. Your parent or legal guardian must verify in writing that you've accomplished this task.
The MVD provides more details on graduated instruction permits and licenses.Local Drivers Education
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