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Wisconsin Teen Auto Insurance

Like many other states, Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin driver license.

Wisconsin Graduated Driver License Requirements
The GDL is intended for aspiring drivers at least 15 ? years old. It has three steps: Instruction Permit, Probationary License, and Regular License.

To apply for an Instruction Permit, the teen must supply the following:

  • Be at least 15 ? years old
  • Pass written, sign, and vision tests
  • Provide proof of citizenship, age, and identity
  • Provide proof of residency
  • Provide Social Security card
  • Provide proof of enrollment in driver education program and school (if under 18)
  • Pay $35 fee

    In addition, the teen must hold the instruction permit for at least 6 months and complete 30 hours of practice driving, including 10 hours of night driving. The teen must also have a clean record before they can apply for a probationary license, which requires the following:
    • Be at least 16 years old
    • Must provide documentation listed above and pass driving skills test
    • Must pass state-approved driver education course
    • Must have parent or legal guardian’s signature
    • Provide proof of enrollment in school if under 18 years old
    • Must pay $28 fee

    To obtain a full license, the teen must be at least 19 and must hold a probationary license until it is time to renew, typically about 2 to 3 years.

    Wisconsin Teen Driver Restrictions
    • Instruction permit holds may not drive without a supervising driver, who must be a licensed parent, legal guardian, spouse, or qualified instruction at least 19 years old, and seated in the front passenger seat at all times.
    • The driver may not transport more than one non-family member and they must be at least 21 years or older.
    • Probationary license holders may not drive unsupervised for the first nine months and may not have more than one non family member in addition to a supervising adult.
    • They may not drive between 12 am and 5 am unless going to and from school or work.
    • Everyone must wear seatbelts at all times.
    • Violating any of these restrictions could result in extension of license/permit restrictions or suspension of driving privileges.