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Practice Driving in Arkansas

A) Know Your Driving Restrictions

Once you pass the test, a State Police examiner will issue you a learners license. This license comes with a restriction (adult in car) that starts the same day you pass. You must abide by these rules every time you get behind the wheel:

  • Your learners license is only valid when you are accompanied by a parent, guardian or authorized licensed driver
  • The above-described passenger must be at least 21 years old and occupying a seat beside you

B) Get On the Road

This restriction applies for the entire time you have your learners license. If you haven't been at fault in an accident or been convicted of a serious traffic violation within the preceding 6 months, you can apply for an intermediate license at 16 years old  If you qualify to move up to a intermediate license the restriction lasts for a minimum of the first 6 months . 

During this time, practice driving during daylight and nighttime hours as well as when the road conditions are challenging (inclement weather, rush-hour traffic, etc.).

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