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Alabama Teen Auto Insurance

Like many other states, Alabama has adopted a Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) system. This is intended to reduce the number of accidents caused inexperienced teenage drivers. The system is designed to gradually introduce inexperienced drivers to more and more driving privileges as they gain behind-the-wheel experience culminating in an official Alabama driver license.

Alabama Graduated Driver License Requirements
The GDL is intended for aspiring drivers 15 to 17 years old.

Any 15-year-old wishing to drive must obtain a learner license and be accompanied by a licensed driver, such as a parent or guardian at least 21 years old, who must accompany the learner and occupy the front passenger seat at all times.

The GDL does not apply to the following:

  • Those 18 years and older
  • 17-year-olds who’ve had license for more than 6 months
  • Married 16-year-olds who are the head-of-household
  • Emancipated minors

A teen wishing to obtain a leaner license must be 15 years old and submit the follow documentation:
  • 15-year-olds must present their original birth certificate
  • 16 to 17 year olds must submit two forms of ID (one picture ID)
  • Verification of Social Security number
  • Verification of enrollment in school or graduation
  • $5 testing fee
  • $23 license fee

16 to 17-years-olds wanting a Learner License must satisfy the following requirements:
  • Obtain permission from parents or legal guardian
  • Complete at least 30 hours of behind-the-wheel practice
  • Signed verification form from parent, legal guardian, or certified driving instructor or
  • Complete state-approved driver education course and submit completion form

Alabama Teen Driver Restrictions
  • Anyone under 18 cannot operate a motor vehicle between midnight and 6 am unless accompanied by a parent, legal guardian, or licensed driver (at least 21 years old) with the permission of the learner’s parent or legal guardian.
  • A teen can only drive unaccompanied if they are going to and from work, a school sanctioned event, a religious event, or in case of emergency.
  • They may not have more than four passengers (including the parent or legal guardian) at any one time.
  • If a driver is caught in violation of these conditions, the restrictive period will be lengthened by six months or until the driver reaches 18.
  • A second violation or other driving offense will result in a 60-day license suspension or until the driver turns 18.