At what age can I start driving lessons?

I’m 14 and a half and I want to start driving lessons. The only problem is that I’m not sure how old you have to be to get behind the wheel. When can I start driving lessons?

Eric Schad · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Every state has different laws, but you can usually start driving lessons at age 15 or 15 and a half. In your case, you’ll have to wait just a little while longer. If you want to get a jump on your driving, the best plan of action is to enroll in driving classes the earliest that the law will allow.
Depending on where you live, some driving schools will let you enroll in the classroom at ages as low as 14 and a half. The only caveat is that you usually have to turn 15 by the time the classroom courses end.
By taking your classroom courses as early as possible, you have more time to get your permit and take driving lessons or supervised lessons with a friend or family member. So study hard in the classroom, pass the permit test, and you should find yourself behind the wheel before you know it.
While you can drive under a permissive use policy on your parent’s insurance while you have a permit, shopping around for car insurance now can help save you money when you get your license. If you’re not sure where to start looking, use the
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