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When you are looking to complete your full driving license, the intermediate driver’s license becomes an integral part of the picture. The license allows you to drive freely and become more responsible as a driver. You also learn how to keep other drivers safe and how to protect your driving privileges.
Requirements for Acquiring an Intermediate Driving License
- You should be 16 years of age
- You should have completed the driver education course approved by Iowa
- You should have acquired a 1 year instruction permit and should have a faultless driving record for 6 consecutive months, before you can apply for the intermediate license.
- You should have a written consent by your guardian or parent by completing the Parent’s/Guardian’s Written Consent Form or by visiting the driving license issuance site in person.
What can I do with the intermediate license?
- You can drive freely without the supervision of an adult from 5 a.m. till 12:30 a.m.
- You no longer require adult supervision when you drive. This means you will not require any permission to drive your car. Your parent, custodian, guardian, family member who should be 21 years old, a driving education instructor or any person who is at least 25 years old can be regarded as adult supervision. The adult who is supervising your driving needs to have a driving license that is valid.
What am I not allowed to do with the intermediate license?
- You aren’t allowed to drive without adult supervision from 12:30 a.m. till 5 a.m. This restriction can be dismissed for work or school purposes. Your parent custodian or guardian will have to fill a form for the Waiver of Intermediate Driver’s License Hour Restriction (form 431170). You must have the form with you in the vehicle at all times when you are driving after hours.
- You can’t use any electronic entertainment or communication device, such as a tablet, smartphone or cell phone. The restriction doesn’t apply to any equipment that is installed permanently in your vehicle.
- If you have a passenger restriction written on the back of your intermediate license, then you will not be able to carry more than 1 minor passenger who isn’t a relative, when you are driving without any adult supervision. Your brother, sister, step-sister or step-brother or a minor currently living in your house counts as your relative.
- You aren’t allowed to carry more passengers even with adult supervision, than the number of seatbelts in your vehicle.