how old were you when you got your permit and drivers license?

bassin247

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My friend who is 29 is telling me when he was 15 1/2 he could get his drivers license and that license was a Jr operators license until you were 16. I called BS on his story. I'm 27 and got my permit at 16, my license at 16 1/2, and I stayed a Jr operator until I was 18 (just like it is today).

I'm curious what when you got you license what was the minimum age to get your permit and license. Please post your age and the year you got your license.

Permit: 16
License: 16 1/2
Got license: 1996
 

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I grew up in CT, when i was in high school you were allowed to take your drivers Ed class while you were 15 1/2...back then there was none of this permit BS

the course was classroom instruction and it was 40 hrs of driving time. I started the course in like october and i had my liscence by Feburary.

Started Drivers Ed in Oct. 95, had liscence in hand by Feb 96
Lisence 16
year: 1996
 
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NH- no permit. Can drive with an adult over 25 at age 15 1/2.
Drivers ed course if under 18. must turn 16 before or during the course.
after drivers ed course, go get your license! (must pass driving and written)
 

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permit at 16
license at 16 1/2
license in 1970, I'm 53
 

03ShadowCobra

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Permit 16
License 16 and 7 months
Got license in 1992

Although I did buy my first car at 16 prior to getting my license. To my surprise you can register and insure a car with no license.
 

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Permit - my bday...16

License - July 5....6 months and 1 day (cause the registry was closed on the 4th of July...haha)
 

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I was in Fla. Moved there with my Family right before I turned 16. Never had my permit cause in Ma you had to be 16 to get it. Went straight to the DL when we got settled in Tampa. Passed with flying colors. Back then Hillsborough county was 15/16 permit/licence. Not sure what it is now. Moved back north when I was 18. Been here on my own since.
 

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Took me a little while to get thru the waiting list for the drivers ed course at about 15 10 months and had my DL at 16 and 2 months
 

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