HOW TO GET A DRIVER LICENSE

  • 1. When you turn 15, GET YOUR LEARNER PERMIT!
    • You must have your learner’s permit for at least 6 months, get this as soon as you are 15.
    • Read the driver ed handbook. Link for the Driver Handbook
    • Take your birth certificate, social security card, proof of residence (2), and $19 to the DLD with a parent to get your permit. 
    • Take the 50 question test at the DLD.
  • 2. Attend the mandatory parent meeting.
    • August or Dec/Jan, Must attend with a parent and sign the roll.
    • If you do not attend in Gunnison you must attend at another school parent night. (or talk to Mr. Burrell about an alternative option) Link to Zero Fatalities
  • 3. Drive with your parents for 40 hours, 10 at night.
    • Each of you need to get your practice driving with a parent. It is illegal to drive without a parent until you are 16 and have your real license! 10 of these hours need to be in the dark. Bug your parents to drive the car with them in the passenger seat. Get a variety of driving, highway, freeway, parking etc. Other people can be in the back seat when you drive with your permit as long as your PARENT is in the passenger seat.
  • 4. Take the Driver Ed class! (6 am 3 weeks)
    • This class is taught 3-4 times throughout the year. 
    • Each class is 15 days long and is at 6 am. (30 hours)
    • This class costs $100 (Pay in the office, before the class starts, to register for the class!)
    • You must attend this class in order to get your license. 
    • Plan on attending every day.
    • There will be a test at the end of this class, which you must pass with 80%.
    • Schedule a time in the driver Ed car with Mr. Burrell.
    • Don’t put this off or you will drive after your 16th birthday.
  • 5. Take the safety test. Link to safety test
    • Log onto this site
    • Create an account using your learner’s permit number, name and birthday.
    • Watch 4 videos and answer 40 questions with 100%.
    • This test simply needs to be done before you go out and get your license.
    • After you get your permit, this can be done any time before you get your license.
  • 6. Drive for 6 lessons with Mr. Burrell in the car.
    • Most of this is done in the mornings at 6 am. 
    • Test after last lesson, you must pass with 80% or more.
    • You drive 2 students at a time in the car, and unless things change Mr. Burrell will pick you up for the driving.
    • And again, it is your responsibility to get scheduled in the car with Mr. Burrell.
    • If you fail you can do a retake. 
    • Mr. Burrell will put your test score into the DLD database.
  • 7. To get your license you will need:
      • 1. Utah Safety Trends test done online.
      • 2. Driving with Mr. Burrell done.
      • 3. You passed your driving test.
      • 4. Parent with you to the DLD.
      • 5. $39 fee at DLD.

 

PENALTIES FOR DRIVING WITHOUT A LICENSE

  • No valid license -- never obtained license -FEE- $200
  • Allowing an unlicensed person to drive -FEE- $90
  • Violation of learner’s permit -FEE- $50

 

If you want to get your license on time make sure you get your permit on time! Get these things done or you will end up after your 16th birthday when you get your license.

For a printable copy of this information: GVHS Driver PDF

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