This Step: Practice Driving
Practice Driving in Nebraska
To be eligible for a Provisional Operator’s Permit (POP), you must hold your learner’s permit for at least six consecutive months, and abide by the following restrictions whenever you practice driving.
A) Know Your Learner’s Permit Restrictions
Whether you hold a School Learner’s Permit (LPE) or a Learner’s Permit (LPD) you must:
- Be accompanied by a licensed driver who is at least 21 years old seated in the front passenger seat beside you
- Have your permit on you anytime you get behind the wheel
- Ensure all occupants of your vehicle are wearing seat belts
- NOT use any type of interactive wireless communication device while driving; this includes cell phones, text messaging devices, a personal digital assistant that sends or receives messages, an audio-visual player that sends or receives messages or a laptop computer
B) Get on the Road
If you are NOT taking a DMV-approved driver safety course, you must clock at least 50 hours of practice hours behind the wheel, including at least ten nighttime hours (between sunset and sunrise). Anytime you practice driving, you must by accompanied by a parent, guardian or adult who is at least 21 years old and currently holds a Nebraska operator’s license (or a license from another state).
Once you complete all practice hours, have your parent, guardian or a licensed driver who is at least 21 sign the 50-Hour Certification form. You’ll need to submit this to the state when you take your road test.