What are the first-time driver license requirements in Utah?

Your first Utah driver license will give you an exhilarating freedom that you will only experience once. With that freedom comes responsibility to you, your passengers and other drivers. We have found that teens and parents who follow the State of Utah guidelines for young drivers have a much higher rate of success.

The most important thing that we have seen is completing the learner’s permit phase. This phase can start as soon as you are 15 and will last 6-12 months depending on when you get the learners permit. During this time you cannot drive unless there is a licensed parent or legal guardian in the passenger seat. Parents who let their teens drive with friends expose them to a much higher risk of having an accident.


Requirements for obtaining an entry-level learner permit:

    • Bring a parent/legal guardian to sign for financial responsibility (age 17 and under.) At any time, the parent or legal guardian who signed for financial responsibility on the minor’s application can withdraw their signature until the minor is 18 years of age and for any reason.  This action would invalidate the driver license.
      • If you are 17 years of age or younger when applying for a Utah learner permit, you must hold the learner permit for six (6) months before being able to apply for a Utah driver license. 
      • Here’s what you need to do:
      • Complete the driver license application online.
      • Once you have completed the application, you will be directed to schedule a learner permit appointment for your visit.
    • If you are 15, 16, or 17, the learner permit entitles you to operate a regular motor vehicle only if:
    • A parent, or legal guardian who is licensed, is occupying the seat beside the applicant.
    • The responsible adult who signed for financial responsibility, who is a licensed driver, is occupying the seat beside the applicant.
    • Allows for other passengers in the vehicle.
    • If you are 18 years old, the learner permit entitles you to operate a regular motor vehicle only if:
    • A person 21 years or older, who must be a licensed driver, is occupying the seat beside the applicant.
    • Allows for other passengers in the vehicle.
    • You will need to visit a Driver License Office.
    • You must be at least 15 years old to apply.

Follow these rules for the best chance at success as a young driver and enjoy the road. Anderson Insurance Group is concerned about your safety out on the road. And call us find out how adding a young driver to your insurance policy will impact the rates.

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