Graduated driver's licenses

Graduated driver licensing is a system used to identify different tiers of drivers. The exact way graduated licensing works varies from location to location. Generally, in the United States, drivers are first issued a learner's permit, and after meeting the local requirements for a license, if the driver is under 18, the license will differ from the license for drivers who are 18 and older, and when the driver turns 18, they are again issued a license, this license is still different from the license issued to drivers 21 and older (21 represents the legal drinking age in the United States). At 21, drivers are issued yet another license, but this license will usually differ significantly from the driver's previous two licenses (for example, in the States of Ohio and Rhode Island, drivers under 21 are issued vertical licenses, while drivers 21 and over are issued horizontal licenses).


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