According to a recent study by John Hopkins, graduated driver’s licensing programs reduce fatal crashes by 11% among 16-year-old drivers. All states except North Dakota have some form of graduated licensing requirements.
|Learner Stage||Intermediate Stage||Full Privilege
|Nighttime Driving Restriction||Passenger
(* family members exempt)
|NorthCarolina||15||12||16||9 p.m. – 5 a.m.||No more than 1 pass. <21*;if family member <21 is passenger,
no other non-family memb. pass. <21
|16 / 6||None|
In addition, it is against the law in N.C. for all drivers to text while driving and it’s against the law for those under 18 to use a cell phone while driving. For more information on your state laws see