Understanding the Learner’s Permit

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Issuance of the Learner’s Permit

The graduated driver’s license process starts with the issuance of the learner’s permit. Of course, the learner’s permit is not issued to new drivers, unless they have attended the driving school program and passed the driving examinations that are required by the state. As the first step of the GDL, the learner’s permit has its own aspects and facets that should be understood by a new driver. The graduated driver’s license is not absolute in value and in substance, so as the learner’s permit. The learner’s permit can be revoked temporarily or permanently by the issuing driver’s license office. Simply put, there are limitations and bounds of the learner’s permit, as designed by the government. The responsibility to keep the learner’s permit and the driving privilege that is attached thereon is burdened on the shoulder of the driver; otherwise the state reserves the responsibility of revoking the privilege. As stated, the learner’s permit is not absolute. The first limitation revolves around the absolute right to drive. An adult licensed –driver should keep company with the new driver as he or she drives in any road of the United States or the state alone. The driving school may have taught the person enough knowledge on how to stay safe in the road. However, the driving school has limitation in training and keeping the driving practice of the person. Parents should accompany their teens as they drive around with no other passenger. It is a good way to train new drivers on how to drive safely and how to apply the learning form the driving school. The second limitation revolves around the period of driving. As debated, if older and experienced drivers encountered accidents during the night, new drivers raised the risk. To eliminate the risks, new drivers with the learner’s permit are allowed to drive around the city or state before 10 o’clock in the evening. The third limitation sounds the big NO to drinking. If older drivers are allowed to drink, but with restriction to the blood-alcohol concentration level, new drivers especially minors are discouraged by the law to drink and drive. This is an extreme rule that should be followed to avoid the DUI violation. With the limitations of the learner’s permit, one can get out from restrictions by passing the half-a-year evaluation period. During the period, the driver’s record will be logged and checked by the driver’s license office. If the person passes the evaluation, he or she will be accepted as candidate of the intermediate driver’s license. The intermediate license has lesser restrictions. However, if the person fails to exhibit proper decorum by intentionally defying all learning from the driving school, the state has all the right to deny the person the right to drive. This is an absolute power of the state to protect other drivers who may have high risks of accidents due to the carelessness and recklessness of a single person. The law is fair to favor those who can follow the rules and regulations, as discussed in the driving school, than those who defy the rule.

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