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Arkansas Teen Auto Insurance

Like many other states, Arkansas 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 Arkansas driver license.

Arkansas Graduated Driver License Requirements
The GDL is intended for aspiring drivers 14 to 17 years old.

There are three types of Arkansas GPLs:

Instruction Permit is a restricted license for novice drivers. It is meant to give students behind-the-wheel experience. They can only drive when they’re with their parents.

Learner’s License is for drivers 14 to 16 years old. Applicants must pass a road skills, written, and vision test. Parental supervision is required.

Intermediate License is intended for 16 to 18-year-olds. Parental supervision is required for the first six months. This is the final requirement before they obtain their Class “D” license.

Arkansas Teen Driver Restrictions

  • A teen’s learner’s license expires on their 16th birthday.
  • During the learner period, the teen must accompanied by a parent, legal guardian, or licensed driver at least 21 years of age.
  • Everyone in the vehicle must wear their seatbelt at all times.
  • The intermediate license expires on the teen’s 18th birthday.
  • During the first sixth months a teen must be accompanied by a parent, legal guardian, or licensed driver at least 21 years of age.
  • The adult must ride in the front passenger seat.
  • An intermediate driver cannot drive between 11 pm and 4 am unless accompanied by an adult or driving to or from school, church, a job, or an emergency.
  • They may not carry more than one minor, excluding siblings, unless accompanied by an adult.
  • If a driver is caught in violation of these conditions, the restrictive period will be lengthened, possibly until their 18th birthday.