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New Supervised Driving Log Requirement in Minnesota

To qualify for a provisional license, a teenager under the Graduated Driver’s Licensing (GDL) system must submit a supervised driving log. This log must verify that they have driven under the supervision of a licensed driver at least 21 years of age, for not less than 50 hours (at least 15 hours at night). If a parent or guardian completes a parent class and submits such a certificate at the time of the road test, the supervised driving log must contain at least 40 hours (instead of 50). 15 hours must still be nighttime driving).
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Why Novice Drivers Have Passenger Restrictions

Why is there a limit on the number of passengers during the intermediate phase of a Graduated Driver’s License (GDL) program? The reason is the risk-taking behavior that peer pressure triggers. Studies by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) show that young, novice drivers are two-and-a-half times more likely to engage potentially risky behaviors when driving with one teenage peer compared to when driving alone.
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