The Department of Licensing (DOL) requires individuals under the age of 18 to obtain an instruction permit and to complete a driver training education course to be eligible to obtain an intermediate driver's license. These requirements do not apply to individuals aged 18 or older.
Private driver training schools and some school districts offer driver training education courses.
The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction and DOL are required to jointly develop and maintain a required curriculum for school districts and approved private schools operating a traffic safety education program. The required curriculum for driver training schools and school districts providing a traffic safety education program must include the following information:
Commercial vehicle, bus, and other large vehicle awareness is added to the required curriculum for driver training schools and school districts providing a traffic safety education program to ensure instruction in the importance of sharing the road with such vehicles.
No public hearing was held.