Yes, we know you are itching to get that driver license, and we’re here to help and make sure you know all the rules of the road—to keep you, and everyone on the road with you, safe.
Getting your driver license can be one of the most important, and exciting, steps in your teen years. But DC DMV wants to make sure you understand the seriousness of it, too…you may be responsible for the lives of others on the road and in your car—and for your own, as well.
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for US teens, accounting for more than one in three deaths in the 16 to 19 age group. Among teen drivers, those most at risk are male teens, teens driving with teen passengers, and any newly licensed teen driver.
DC DMV’s Graduated License Program (GRAD) permits novice drivers (16 to 21 years of age) to safely gain driving experience before they obtain full driving privileges. More information on the GRAD program is available at the link below:
DC DMV also offers more driver education information for teens and other drivers, available at the links below:
Various forms teen drivers will find useful are available at the links below:
- Driver Manual
- Parental Consent to Obtain a Learner’s Permit
- Driver License/ID Application
- Certification for Eligibility for Provisional License with Conditions – 40 hours
- Certification for Eligibility for Full License with Conditions – 10 hours
- Proof of DC Residency
Teen Drivers Resources
Additional information related to teen drivers is available at the links below:
- Parent's Supervised Driving Guide [PDF]
- Safe Teen Driver
- Teen Driving.com
- National Safety Council Teen Driver
- Allstate Teen Driver
- Car Talk’s Teen Driving Area