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Practice Driving in Idaho

A) Get On the Road

The GDL program requires teens younger than 17 years old to also complete a violation-free supervised instruction period of 6 months. During this time, you must clock at least 50 hours of supervised driving practice (including 10 hours at night) and abide by the Supervised Instruction Permit (SIP) requirements below.

Supervised Instruction Permit Requirements

Minors operating under the SIP must:

  • Be accompanied by a supervising adult who is at least 21 years old and holds a valid driver’s license; this person must also occupy the seat beside you
  • Not have any other passengers in the front seat except for the above-mentioned supervising adult
  • Make sure all occupants are wearing seat belts (or required child restraints)
  • Observe all laws regarding alcohol and other intoxicating substances

B) Get Proof of Driver Training Completion

After you pass the driver training portion with a Transportation Department certified instructor, you’ll receive full proof of completion. Once you are ready to take your road test, you’ll submit this behind-the-wheel completion certificate to the state.

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