How Old Do You Have to Be to Get a Drivers License in PA?


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The minimum age requirement to get a junior driver’s license in Pennsylvania is 16 years old after having a learner’s permit for six month or longer. The person must be 16 before getting a learner’s permit.

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Pennsylvania has a minimum age requirement of 17 ½ years old for the senior driver’s license, which is a regular driver’s license. This is only applicable to people who had a junior’s license for at least a year and completed driver’s education. Without driver’s education, the minimum age requirement is 18 years old.

With a learner’s permit, the driver must be accompanied by an adult. There is a non-commercial learner’s permit application to be filled out following a medical examination showing they are able to drive. Other requirements include passing a written test and vision test, paying a fee and showing proof of identity.

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