Can I get my license in Illinois if I got a ticket for running a stop sign?

I have my permit and recently got a ticket for running a stop sign. I am eligible for my initial license next month, am I still able to move forward?

Answer
“While you probably don’t want to hear this, if you recently received a ticket for running a stop sign, you won’t be eligible for your initial license in Illinois.
Any time you get a moving violation while you have your permit means you have to wait another nine months before you can apply for your driver’s license. If you receive any additional violations, you may not be able to apply for your license until you’re 18.
As Illinois has a Graduated Driver License Program, you must pass the permit and the initial licensing phases first. If you are a safe driver and maintain car insurance, you’ll be eligible for your full license between the ages of 18 and 20.
Should you violate any rules or regulations, you may not be able to apply for your initial license until 18. As a permit is only valid for two years, you may have to reapply for your permit before you can get your initial license.
This can limit your choices for affordable car insurance as well. However, using the Jerry app to compare rates from top insurers should give you a better chance to find an affordable rate, even with a less-than-ideal driving record.”
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Emily Maracle
Answered on Sep 10, 2021
Emily Maracle is a car insurance specialist living in New York. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she has a degree in English Literature and a background in customer service. She enjoys cooking, gardening, and living sustainably. In the future, she can't wait to upgrade to a hybrid or electric car.
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