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Wisconsin Driver’s License: Probationary License

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It’s not easy getting a driver’s license in Wisconsin. You need to get and pass all the things they require including documents, proof of identity, fill up forms, and pass their tests. You need to prove to them that you are a legitimate citizen of the state, and that you are equipped with the basic driving skills and knowledge through various tests. Also, before you can get a full driver’s license, you need to first have a probationary license. To have more details you can visit this page.

This type of license (probationary license) is a type of license that is issued to new drivers regardless of their age. This license is also given to people who are licensed from other states who seek to have a driver’s license in Wisconsin. But before you can have this type of license, you need to pass DMV Wisconsin’s vision test, knowledge and actual driving test. The only difference between this type of license and a full license are the restrictions that are written at the back.

If you are sixteen years old but less than eighteen, there are certain requirements you need to comply before you are issued a probationary license. For instance, you need to enroll and pass a driver education course that is approved by the state. You also need to have a sponsor to get a probationary license. The sponsor could be your parents or any guardian that is recognized by the court. You also have to make sure that you have held an Instruction Permit for at least six months. To know more about this sponsorship, click here.

Apart from that, if you are under eighteen years old you need to maintain sobriety while you drive. In other words, you should not mix drinking and driving. Also, the seat-belt policy should be observed at all times.

Moreover, if you are a teen driving holding a probationary license there are restrictions that you need to follow at all times. Here are some of the restrictions:

  1. Although you can drive without supervision, you are limited to have only one passenger other than immediate family members.
  2. You are not allowed to drive from 12:00 a.m to 5:00 a.m unless the cause is academic or work-related.
  3. If you get a traffic ticket, the restrictions above can never be extended. Also, violation of the restrictions mentioned above may lead to the termination or revocation of your probationary license.

There are a lot of things that you should know about Wisconsin’s driving license. To know more you can visit this webpage: http://www.dmv.com/wi/wisconsin/all-about/drivers-license.

 

 

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