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Practice Driving in Louisiana

Your learner’s permit allows you to practice driving in preparation for the road test. This driving skills exam is mandatory for any first-time drivers looking to get an intermediate or full Class E license.

A) Know Your Learner’s Permit Restrictions

If you are 15 to 17 years old, you must:

  • Carry your permit with you any time you get behind the wheel
  • Be accompanied by a licensed parent, guardian or adult who is least 21 years old
  • Abide by all LA traffic and safety laws

B) Get On the Road

Permit holders must clock a minimum of 50 hours behind the wheel with a licensed adult, including 15 hours of driving at night. Be mindful of the above-stated restrictions so you do not violate any traffic laws and permit regulations, possibly postponing getting a license.

C) Get Proof of Practice Hours

Keep track of these hours as your parent or legal guardian must accompany you and write a statement attesting that you completed all required practice hours when you apply for your license.

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