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Practice Driving in Utah

Your learner permit allows you to gain firsthand driving experience in preparation for the road test. But while doing so you must follow specific driving restrictions as determined by Utah's Department of Public Safety.

A) Know Your Learner's Permit Restrictions

Restrictions if Younger Than 18 Years Old

  • You must accompanied in the front seat by a certified driving instructor; or either by a licensed parent or guardian or the licensed adult who signed for financial responsibility
  • Your learner permit must be in your possession

NOTE: Passengers are allowed while you're driving.

Restrictions if 18 Years Old or Older

  • You must be accompanied in the front seat by a licensed driver 21 years old or older
  • Your learner permit must be in your possession

B) Get On the Road

While holding your permit you must log 40 hours of supervised driving with a licensed driver 21 years old or older, including 10 hours at night. This requirement is in addition to drivers education. Teens 18 years old and older are exempt.

C) Get Proof of Practice Hours

Be sure to meticulously record your hours using the driving log in the state's 40-Hour Parent/Teen Driving Guide. You will need this form when applying for your driver's license. It must be signed by a parent or legal guardian.

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