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Obtaining A Driver's License, Help

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I'm 17 and a half and I'm from California and I was wondering if I could get my license already, or should I wait until I'm 18? Do my parents need to have licenses or be citizens? Do I need to get my CA ID first?

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 Since you're 17 ½, you don't need to take any driver's ed classes, but you won't get a driver's license, you will get a Provisional Permit which you must use for 6 months. After those 6 months you can then take the driving test and get your license.

 

With the provisional permit you must drive with your parents or anyone older than 25 who has a valid license, you can't drive on your own.

 

Your parents don't need to have a license or be citizens. You don't need to have an ID, but it's a good idea to apply for one considering you won't have your license for a while.

 

 

Source:

 

http://www.dmv.org/ca-california/teen-drivers.php

 

http://www.dmv.ca.gov/teenweb/permit_btn1/permit.htm

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 Since you're 17 ½, you don't need to take any driver's ed classes, but you won't get a driver's license, you will get a Provisional Permit which you must use for 6 months. After those 6 months you can then take the driving test and get your license.

 

With the provisional permit you must drive with your parents or anyone older than 25 who has a valid license, you can't drive on your own.

 

Your parents don't need to have a license or be citizens. You don't need to have an ID, but it's a good idea to apply for one considering you won't have your license for a while.

 

 

Source:

 

http://www.dmv.org/ca-california/teen-drivers.php

 

http://www.dmv.ca.gov/teenweb/permit_btn1/permit.htm

Thanks so much for the info. One more question, can I drive with just a parent even if they don't have a valid license? 

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