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JT

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Message Posted: May 9, 2010 12:01:05 AM

At what age should a person be able to get a regular, unrestricted driver’s license?
15 or under
16
17
18
19
20
21 or over
Testing should be independent of age

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sonicmustang
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 3:42:13 AM

21 or over
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achung53
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2012 11:00:31 AM

21 or over
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dongo50
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 12:44:54 AM

age of intelligence
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randyt58
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2011 11:31:38 AM

18
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Boorus
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2011 6:39:43 AM

18- Unrestricted
16 with restrictions
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dental man
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21
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pcprof
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2011 12:18:46 AM

21 except for Servicemen
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JediKnight
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2011 5:52:38 PM

WI I think you'll first be able to get a Regular Unrestricted Driver's License at 19. (Probationary License is good for 2 years from next Birthday. So if 16 eligible for Regular License at 19.)

However... WI doesn't see Age equaling experience... So you can be any age and still must accept a Probationary License. Course if you are just referring to GDL (Graduated Drivers License) WI's Passenger/Darkness Restrictions don't apply after a Driver's 18th Birthday. But the Probationary License still applies (First 9 months of Probationary License or 18th Birthday).

So as I understand it... a Driver could have an "Unrestricted" (Go where you want... when you want... with whom ever you want) License at maybe 16 years 9 months? But don't get pulled over for traffic violations or risk Double Demerit Points and possible revocation of the license after "earning" 12 points or more in less then 12 months.

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CJ300
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2011 5:40:10 AM

19
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dental man
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2011 3:53:09 PM

21 or over
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2011 3:51:04 PM

18
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elpadg
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2011 5:33:19 PM

I was 14 in 1958 when I got my restricted license. I think 14 is a good age for that. It gives a person some time to learn to drive when they might still be listening to their parents and can learn something. It is probably not good to wait until they are 21, on their 2nd marriage with 4 kids and working two jobs, plus getting drunk every afternoon. That is not the time to hand them a set of keys for the first time. If you make them wait until they're 21 to drive they will probably have stolen several cars by then to practice with. Also I don't like to take two 20 year old couples around in my car when they're dating. They want to go play video games and I want to go home and go to sleep. Sometimes they want to stay out past 9:30 PM and that's too late. Kids are too wild these days. Give them the keys and tell them to be home before their 25th birthday.
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pcprof
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2011 12:21:27 AM

21, unless they are in the Military.
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estroh
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2011 12:03:41 AM

21 or over
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2011 9:22:10 AM

19
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18
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2011 5:31:02 PM

21
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HuoXingC
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2011 2:02:37 PM

In California, you are a provisional licensee until you're 18. One of the restrictions is that you cannot drive passengers under 20 unless if you have a licensed adult 25+. I agree with that because statistics show that there is a HUGE difference between 16-year-old drivers and 18-year-old drivers, and it's proven that the more youngsters you have in your car, the higher the risk of a collision.
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Browndog73
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2011 8:23:04 AM


I got my licence when I was 16, and still have it over 50 years legal. I was driving and in full control of a car when I was 8 years of age, grew up in the country. First off I don't endorse driving schools, as far as I am concerned from what I have seen they are not qualified to drive themselves let alone teach others.

Both my girls were 16 when they got their licence, i bought them each a car it was registered to them and they paid the insurance. To this day they still have their licence and have had no traffic violations and are good drivers.

So if a 16 year old has their head screwed on right then give them a break, if not then take away their right to drive. there are plenty of people who claim they are adults that should have their licence revoked, we have all seen them on the roads total immature idiots.
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estroh
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2011 1:22:45 AM

21 or over
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BlackJack21
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2011 6:43:21 PM

Some college students are still 17, especially those with late birthdays. If you're old enough to go to college, you're old enough to drive. Anyone who disagrees needs some serious backup.
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DB2008
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2011 9:30:18 AM

Passing a test and a piece of paper doesn't make you a good driver.
Maturity plays the biggest part.
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wrunner
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2011 11:38:14 PM

17 and they have to been a student in good standing, if they are still in high school.
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Dee_Kay
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2011 6:24:11 PM

Actually depends on the driver?????????? I have known great drivers @ 14 years of age! I have known more than enough drivers that "DON'T DESERVE A DRIVERS LICENSE"!!! And ones I do not know also!!!!!!!!
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monty28
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2010 4:48:00 PM

if they pass the tests then whatever age
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conniepooh
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2010 6:48:17 PM

age 18 but have a curview in every state
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mrblkdetroit
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2010 12:44:36 AM

at 18 a lot of kids begin to understand the responsability that comes with operating a motor vehicle.
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Lefty06
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2010 7:44:50 PM

18
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66mustangfb
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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2010 6:23:31 PM

Grow up on a 160 acre farm, Been driving sense I was 11. At 16 I was just driving in a different place (the highway). I think 16 is about right.
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Jeeputtputt
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2010 1:40:42 AM

about 11 if they are tall enough. while we might still be able to tell them something, and they might listen
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2010 11:04:30 AM

18
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SgtBull
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2010 1:17:21 AM

I was able to get my permit at 16 1/2. Some of the teens should wait till they are 21 and then I would still question there abilities behind the wheel.
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Ladybug1NV
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2010 11:31:41 AM

18 - since most 16 year olds are really not mature enough to drive without an adult (21 or older) present.
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RockStar10
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2010 11:19:46 AM

21 - and NO cell phone use behind the wheel.
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2010 3:16:40 AM

18
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2010 10:30:04 PM

18
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dieseleddie
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2010 3:21:09 PM

1
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ARXTRM
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Message Posted: Jul 13, 2010 9:12:41 PM

16, with proper drivers education. 18 without
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Irnhd
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Message Posted: Jul 13, 2010 6:14:01 PM

18. You've begun the adult portion of your life. You are legally responsible for all the choices in your life, old enough to vote and to be drafted into the military.
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Coleman53
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Message Posted: Jul 10, 2010 4:11:15 AM

They should be 18 with a Drivers course. With full insurance coverage.
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fuel1971
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2010 1:37:51 AM

18
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oljim
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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2010 9:57:58 AM

18 must have a job and pay for all cost to operate
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Z51Corvette
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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2010 1:19:24 AM

16 - 18 only if they need it for work and pass the eye and motorcycle test. Unrestricted... only starts across the board, if they pass the eye test and a motorcycle test, at the age of 18. If they don't pass those tests... then the license is technically "restricted".
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Re_Born_N_Christ
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2010 6:04:05 PM

I think that it should be 16 if they've had a driver's education course & 18 if they haven't.
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bell05
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2010 9:46:34 AM

I agree with the 16 year old unrestricted because this gives them 2 years to gain experience before they head off to college. I still remember the first time driving off to college by myself and feeling as if I didn't have enough experience on the highway.
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hawkeye64
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2010 6:26:21 AM

i think that 20 should be about right most people have matured enough to handle the full responsibility of driving unrestricted
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goddess_taz
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Message Posted: May 31, 2010 10:58:22 PM

Testing should be independent of age.

I feel that it should depend on the individuals age because, I know of different people that got their drivers license at different ages and I feel it was because of where they were in their lives mentally, age wise and what was going on in their lives.
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cardjim
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Message Posted: May 30, 2010 6:09:46 PM

21
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barbiebusdriver
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Message Posted: May 30, 2010 4:40:44 PM

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Tundralimited2009
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Message Posted: May 30, 2010 9:10:44 AM

same as the drinking laws.
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