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Practice Driving in Montana

You must hold your permit for at least 6 months (consecutively), and abide by the following restrictions whenever you practice driving.

A) Know Your Learner’s Permit Restrictions

Anytime you get behind the wheel, you must have your permit on you and ensure all occupants of your vehicle are wearing seat belts. Additional requirements apply to those with the following instruction permits:

Traffic Education Learner License (TELL)

You can get a Traffic Education Learner License (TELL) at 16 years old. If you are younger than 16 years old but at least 14 1/2 years old, you can get a learner license only if you are enrolled in an approved driver education course. You can drive on Montana roads when accompanied by an approved instructor or licensed parent, guardian, or a licensed driver at least 18 years old who has your parent or guardian's permission.

B) Get on the Road

All teens must clock 50 hours of supervised driving experience under the appropriate supervision. That includes 10 hours of nighttime driving practice.

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