If you are 15 or 16 (resident or nonresident), you may not operate a motor vehicle upon any public roadway between the hours of 12:00 am, and 5:00 am except for:
- When accompanied by a licensed driver at least 21 years of age who is occupying a seat next to the driver.
- Driving is in connection with the driver’s employment, including the trip to and from the driver’s residence and the driver’s employment.
- The driver drives directly to the driver’s residence from a school-sponsored activity by a school or school district. The provided transportation commences from and returns to the school property where the driver is enrolled.
- The driver is on an assignment of a farmer or rancher, and the driver is engaged in an agricultural operation.
- In an emergency.
Passenger limitations (resident or nonresident) you may not operate a motor vehicle upon any public roadway with any passenger who is not an immediate family member until the earlier of:
- Six (6) months from the date the license was issued; or
- The driver reaches 18 years of age.
Exceptions to this rule are:
- If accompanied by a licensed driver at least 21 years of age.
- On assignment of a farmer or rancher, the driver is engaged in an agricultural operation.
- In an emergency.
Things parents should know:
- Your son/daughter may obtain a learner permit at the age of 15.
- They must carry a learner permit for six (6) months before being able to apply for a driver license at the age of 16.
- Must complete a driver education course after the learner permit is issued.
- Must complete the online Traffic Safety and Trends Exam and pass with 100% before license can be issued.
- Pass an eye test, written knowledge test, and driving skills test.
- Complete 40 hours of driving with parent (10 after sunset.) Parents, click here for helpful information on how to teach your teen to drive.
- Parent must sign for financial responsibility until son/daughter is age 18. Parent can withdraw their signature at any time and for any reason, which would cancel your minor’s driver license. Call our Customer Service with questions at 801.965.4437.
- Your minor driver younger than 17 cannot drive in Utah between 12:00 am, and 5:00 am; some exceptions are stated above.
- Your minor driver that is 16 or 17 may not drive with any passengers who are not an immediate family member until six (6) months from the date the license was issued, “no driving with friends for the first six (6) months.“
- Your minor driver cannot operate a motorcycle until they have tested and received a motorcycle endorsement.