Graduated Drivers Licensing

  • Graduated Driver Licensing Program Illinois’ Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) 
  • Program requires drivers ages 15-20 to work their way toward full-driving privileges. There are three progressive stages, usually beginning at age 15, when most young drivers obtain their learner’s permit. Young drivers must earn the right to move from one phase to the next, based on their driving behavior. 
  • Each phase of the GDL process sets forth specific guidelines for a teen driver. 
    • Permit phase
    • Initial licensing phase
    • Full licensing phase