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North Carolina Driver Education Resource Guide. North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Unit 3 Licenses and Permits. Purpose of driving licensing is to assure that no one using the HTS is an unreasonable risk to themselves or others. Types of Permits available for us in North Carolina.

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north carolina driver education resource guide

North Carolina Driver Education Resource Guide

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

North Carolina Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association

unit 3 licenses and permits

Unit 3Licenses and Permits

Purpose of driving licensing is to assure that no one using the HTS is an unreasonable risk to themselves or others.

North Carolina Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association

types of permits available for us in north carolina
Types of Permits available for us in North Carolina
  • “Driver Education” Permit
  • Limited Learner’s Permit-Graduated License-Level 1
  • Temporary Learner’s Permit

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driver education permit
“Driver Education” Permit
  • Paperwork to prove age (eligible to enroll in driver education)
  • Social Security number (to prove registration)
  • Eyesight
  • DE teacher must have paperwork with them anytime a student is behind the wheel
  • Secured by the DMV representative when administering the vision test (20/40 “corrected” is considered the standard)

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limited learner s permit graduated license level 1
Limited Learner’s Permit-Graduated License-Level 1
  • Successful completion of driver education (certificate)
  • 15 years old
  • Driving Eligibility Certificate (DEC)
  • Pass the DMV written test, sign test
  • Pay $10
  • This permit allows a child to drive with a properly licensed parent or guardian (maximum of two) and is good for 18 months.

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temporary learner s permit
Temporary Learner’s Permit
  • This permit allows 16 year old (or older) to drive with any licensed driver over 18. They must have passed drive education and be in school if under 18. Over 18 years of age have no requirements other than the following:
  • Pass the vision test
  • Pass the DMV written test
  • Produce a social security card (or other proof)
  • Prove their age
  • $10 and good for 18 months

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graduated license law in nc
Graduated License law in NC
  • This is an attempt to allow licensure at age 16 without turning inexperienced children out on the general public.
  • Generally accepted that a person needs at least 30,000 miles of driving experience to get to “average”
  • 6 hours of BTW is only a drop in the bucket of what is needed.
  • An attempt to reduced the accident involvement of beginning drivers

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traffic accident totals
Traffic Accident totals
  • 25% of 16 year olds
  • 17% of 17 year olds
  • 14% of 18-19 year olds
  • 10% of 20-24 year olds
  • 5% of those over 24 years old

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graduated license law level 1
Graduated License Law-Level 1
  • Required by anyone under 18
  • In effect since December 1, 1997
  • Pass an approved driver education course
  • Have a limited learner’s permit for one year
  • Limited to driving 5:00 am to 9:00 during the first six months
  • .00 BAC
  • All occupants of the vehicle belted in
  • Drive with a licensed driver with 5 years experience
  • Must complete 6 months driving without any type of moving violation before “graduating” to the next level.

North Carolina Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association

graduated license law level 2
Graduated License Law-Level 2
  • Limited provisional license.
  • Allows a 16 year old to drive under certain conditions.
  • .00 BAC
  • All passengers belted in
  • 5:00 am to 9:00 pm
  • After 9:00 pm with a licensed driver with 5 years experience
  • Must be violation free for 6 months to graduate-any violation starts the 6 months over again. Repeat until age 18

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graduated license law level 3
Graduated License Law-Level 3
  • Provisional license-anyone under 18 but not in the categories above.
  • At age 18 a standard class C license is obtained.

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dropout prevention law
Dropout Prevention law
  • August, 1998
  • Requires those under 18 to be in school and successfully moving towards graduation to obtain or retain their permit or license.
  • Purpose is to use the driver’s license as an incentive to stay in school and graduate.
  • Dropouts rates are above 15%

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Dropout Prevention Law
  • Includes those under 18
  • Must be in school
  • Must make satisfactory progress towards graduation. i.e. Pass 70% of their classes (essentially the same requirements as athletics).
  • Thos who do not meet these requirements lose their permit or license.

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dropout prevention law2
Dropout Prevention Law
  • Must reenroll and/or pass a semester (70%) to get license back.
  • Get a DEC certificate from the principle and reapply for their permit or license.
  • $25 restoration fee and $10 fee for the actual license or permit.

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Dropout Prevention Law
  • School has the responsibility to keep records, notify DMV, supply DEC certificates and serves as an appeals board. They also deal with “hardship” cases.

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dropout prevention law4
Dropout Prevention Law
  • Hardships include:
    • Not able to pass classes
    • Provide for household needs (needs a car to work and provide 50% of household income is generally considered.)
    • Medical constrictions
    • Other
    • For more information www.highwaysafety.org and click on “facts”

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classified licenses in nc
Classified Licenses in NC
  • Class A
  • Class B
  • Class C

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class a
Class A
  • Allows someone to drive any vehicle including combination vehicles in excess of 26,000 lbs and a trailer in excess of 10,000 lbs

North Carolina Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association

class b
Class B
  • Allows someone to drive a single vehicle in excess of 26,000 lbs, but a trailer must be less than 10,000 lbs.

North Carolina Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association

class c
Class C
  • Allows someone to drive a single vehicle up to 26,000 lbs and a trailer up to 10,000 lbs
  • Cost is $2.50/year

North Carolina Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association

license endorsements
License Endorsements
  • H Hazardous materials
  • M Motorcycles
  • N Tank vehicles
  • P Passengers
  • T Double trailers
  • X Combination of H and N
  • Each endorsement costs $1.25/year

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license restrictions
License Restrictions
  • L Not air brakes
  • S School bus
  • O None
  • 1 Corrective lenses
  • 2 45 mph max.
  • 3 Daylight only
  • 4 NC in intrastate only
  • 5 Wrecker only

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License Restrictions
  • 6 Mobile home transport only
  • 7 Outside mirror required
  • 8 No tractor trailers
  • 9 Others as shown
  • 10 Accompanied by licensed driver with 5 years experience
  • 11 Drive from 5:00 am to 9 pm only
  • 12 Automatic transmission only
  • 13 Passenger class B & C
  • 14 Passenger class C
  • There is no additional charge for these restrictions

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commercial driver s license cdl
Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
  • April, 1992-federal govt. required states to have a CDL.
  • In NC, a person can get a class A, B, or C CDL.
  • Tests are different and involve written and road test with and about the commercial vehicle you plan to drive.
  • $10/year plus each endorsement
  • Most drivers have a 5 year license which will expire on an even 5 years (25, 30 etc.)

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provisional license
Provisional license
  • A provisional license in NC is any license driver under age 18.
  • Purpose is to restrict those not legally adults, and hold them to a higher standard of conduct such as:
    • Require driver education
    • Different BAC penalties
    • Graduated license and dropout laws

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dl 123
DL-123
  • Form of proof of liability insurance
  • Obtained from insurance agent to prove to DMV that a person is insured
  • Used for the following:
    • New drivers
    • Renewals with driver license points
    • To get a limited privilege for DWI

North Carolina Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association

implied consent
Implied Consent
  • Law that says when you get a drivers license in NC, you agree that you know what the laws are in the state and that you agree to abide by them.
  • If you cannot agree to these term, you should not get a license.
  • If you use the state’s roads, it is implied that you know that state's laws and agree to abide by them.
  • This applies to DWI, radar detectors, construction zones and any traffic law including the breathalyzer.

North Carolina Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association

dmv identification cards
DMV Identification Cards
  • The state of NC allows minors and adults to obtain a DMV ID card
  • Allows persons without a license to cash a check, rent a video, or buy alcohol
  • $10

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organ donations
Organ Donations
  • Driver’s license is used to identify possible organ donors.
  • Decision to donate can be included on your driver’s license.
  • Used by emergency medical personnel to contact next of kin, and start the process.
  • About 80% of available organs each year are lost
  • For more information:
    • www.transweb.org

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correcting information driver license
Correcting Information Driver license
  • In NC, a person has 60 days to change their address on their license.
  • Required when you change permanent address, or move to this state as a resident.
  • You must also get a new license when you change your name.
  • $10

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lose control lose your license law
Lose Control, Lose Your License law
  • Effective July 1, 2000
  • Students who are at least 14 years old on July 1, 2000 are subject to this aw. The year suspension can go beyond their 18th birthday

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Lose Control, Lose Your License law
  • Suspends a license or permit of a student for one year for being suspended for more than 10 consecutive days or assigned to an alternative educational setting for more than 10 days for one of the following:
    • Possession of sale of an alcoholic beverage or an illegal controlled substance on school property.
    • Possession of a weapon on school property.
    • Physical assault on a teacher or other school personnel on school property

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