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Ask The Driving School Instructor: Driving Solo On A Learner’s Permit

Question: I heard that it is legal to drive solo to school and back on a learner’s permit; is this true?

Answer: No. Almost every state in the US requires that a driver holding a learner” permit be accompanied by a licensed driver over the age of 21 in the passenger seat at all times while driving. Short trips to the store and driving to school and back are not allowed and could lead to suspension of your license.