Can Learner Drivers Carry Passengers? states that drivers who have a learner's permit are only allowed to carry passengers who are directly related to them. The exact amount of passengers allowed can change depending on the state. also states that, to earn a learner's permit, a student must first attend a driver's education program. Those with a learner's permit must also be with a licensed adult when they are driving. Once the learner receives a provisional license, he is allowed to drive on his own but is restricted on the times of day he can drive. Once the provisional license is held for a certain amount of time and the driver reaches a certain age, he is allowed to obtain a full driver's license. The age and amount of time requirements can change based on state statutes.