North Carolina Online Driver Education and Online Driver Ed Courses
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Licensing Procedures and North Carolina Online Driver Education
You should be congratulated on beginning your application for a North Carolina Learner’s Permit or for a first time North Carolina Driver’s License. We also offer a Graduated Driver’s License Program to teens, who should keep these few things in mind when trying for their first time North Carolina Driver’s License (these things will make the process go much smoother)
Obtaining Your Learner’s Permit or Instructional Permit in North Carolina
Within 6 months of your 15th birthday, at 14 and a half, you will be eligible to enroll in the North Carolina drivers education course. This enables you to get a head start on the process of becoming licensed.
Once you reach age 15 you’ll be eligible to apply to get your North Carolina Learner’s Permit. You are required to present the following:
- Proof of Residency
- Social Security Card or Number
- Driving Eligibility Certificate (received after completing an approved North Carolina Drivers Ed Course)
After gathering these necessary documents, simply take them downtown to the local DMV and turn in an application. At that time you will be required to pass a written and a vision exam. If you pass the required tests – Congratulations Again! You now possess a North Carolina Learner’s Permit!
Always keep in mind that it is required for you to keep a parent, or legal guardian, or a driving instructor, or another licensed driver (who has held a license for at least five years) with you at all times when you’re practicing. Any and all passengers MUST have their seat-belts ON. You must always be carrying your Learner’s Permit with you when driving, NO MATTER WHAT.
During your first six months you are only permitted to drive when there is a supervising driver along and it is between the hours of 5AM to 9PM. In addition, it is prohibited for you to use your cell phone or any electronic communications device while you are driving. After six months have gone by, then you can practice driving at any time along as you have a supervising driver with you. After you have had your North Carolina Learner’s Permit for at least one year, and have adhered to the requirements, you will be eligible to take the next step up in the North Carolina Graduated License Program.
North Carolina Full License / North Carolina Provisional Driver’s License
After holding a Learner’s Permit for a full year and meeting these following two requirements, you can now apply for a North Carolina Provisional License:
- You cannot have had ANY traffic convictions, cell phone violations, or seat-belt infractions over the past six months.
- You must have held your Learner’s Permit for at least ONE FULL YEAR (and be at least 16 years of age).
If you meet those requirements then you can make the trip downtown to the DMV and pay your license fee and take that always-dreaded road test! If you pass that, then Congratulations are in order! The stress has been relieved! You are now the proud owner of a North Carolina Limited Provisional License. There are still a few restrictions though, until the provisional license has been held for at least six months without incident.
Penalties & Restrictions for North Carolina Teen Driver’s Licenses
Here are the restrictions that you must be aware of that pertain to holding a North Carolina Learner’s Permit:
- Any and all passengers MUST wear their seat-belts.
- In your first 6 months, you are only allowed to drive between 5AM and 9PM, and only when you have a supervising driver with you.
- Using electronic devices or cell phones while driving is STRICTLY PROHIBITED.
- Once the initial 6 months have passed, you are eligible to practice whenever you want with a supervising driver.
Here are the restrictions governing your Provisional License in North Carolina:
- Unsupervised driving is only allowed between the hours of 5AM to 9PM (the only exception is driving to work/EMS service/ or as part of a Volunteer Fire/Rescue team).
- You can have NO PASSENGERS under the age of 21 except family members.
- Absolutely NO CELL PHONES while driving except in emergency situations.
The good news is that after you’ve held the North Carolina Limited Provisional License without incident for 6 months, you are eligible to apply for a Full Provisional Driver’s License with the restrictions removed. Free at last!
Auto Insurance & Financial Responsibility Laws Governing North Carolina
After receiving your Learner’s Permit or your Provisional Driver’s License, it’s time to drive! Or is it? We can’t forget about the insurance laws, can we? It is required by law for any drivers in North Carolina to carry at least liability insurance. The minimum coverage allowed by law is:
- Bodily Injury/One Person $30,000
- Bodily Injury/Two or More People $60,000
- Property Damage/Per Incident $25,000
If for any reason you are involved in an accident while driving and without the mandatory liability insurance, your driver’s license from North Carolina may be suspended.
North Carolina Laws Concerning Text Messaging, Cell Phones, and Drunk Driving
As a teen driver in North Carolina, it is crucial that you learn the laws about text messaging, cell phones, and drunk driving. As in most states, North Carolina carries a ‘Zero Tolerance Law’ in matters of underage drinking. Should you be convicted of a DWI or DUI in North Carolina, you could be facing some of these additional penalties.
For 1st conviction DWI in North Carolina, you are facing:
- Treatment/Assessment at a Substance Abuse Facility
- Mandatory One Year License Suspension
As logic dictates, any additional convictions for DWI or DUI in North Carolina will result in increased fines, increased community service, increased fines, license suspension, and possibly even total revocation of your North Carolina Drivers License.
Currently in North Carolina all teen drivers are PROHIBITED from using their cell phones while they drive. They can expect to pay fines between $25 to $100 plus court costs if caught.
North Carolina Online Drivers Education
Teen drivers can find out more about the North Carolina online drivers ed courses at their North Carolina DMV website.