The Graduated Driver Licensing Program (GDL) requires teens to complete Segment I & II classes to be eligible for a Michigan Drivers License.

Segment I classes are offered once a month. Teens must be at least 14 years 8 months to enroll in the class. Segment I classes consists of 24 hours of classroom and 6 hours of behind-the-wheel instruction. Teens must successfully complete Segment I to apply for a Michigan Level I License (Learner’s Permit).

Segment II classes are offered twice a month. Teens may enroll in Segment II classes 90 days after completing Segment I and must also have 30 hours driving experience (2 hours at night). Segment II consists of 6 hours of classroom instruction, which concentrates on defensive driving and getting ready to take a road skills test. Teens must successfully complete Segment II to be eligible to take a road skills test.

Understanding the steps teens are required to take as they go through the Graduated Driver Licensing Program is essential. For more information read Michigan’s Graduated Driver Licensing A Guide for Parents, published by the Secretary of State.