Prince William Community School Driver Education Rules

OBTAINING A LEARNERS PERMIT
If the applicant is at least 15 years and six months old and under the age of 18, a learner's permit may be obtained at a Department of Motor Vehicles customer service center after fulfilling several requirements. For details on the application and licensing process, go to www.dmv.state.va.us/


RECEIVING A 180 DAY PROVISIONAL LICENSE
A student must meet the following criteria to receive their ninety day TDL-180 Provisional License:

  • be at least 16 years and three months old;
  • have held a learner's permit for nine months;
  • successfully complete a state-approved driver education classroom course and an on road program with minimum in-car mileage requirement;
  • parents have signed the PPF-03 permission form certifying child is properly insured and has driven a motor vehicle for 45 hours, at least 15 of which were after sunset;
  • parents have submitted the 45-hour driving log;
  • Each parent and student must attend a mandatory 90 minute program in order for a student to complete their classroom instruction.

STUDENT DRIVER RESTRICTIONS

IN PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY:

Drivers 17 years of age or younger, with a LEARNER'S PERMIT or LICENSE, may NOT drive from:

  • 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday - Thursday 
  • 11:59 PM to 4 a.m. Friday and Saturday

IN THE STATE OF VIRGINIA: All students who hold a valid Virginia driver's license and are under the age of eighteen years are subject to the following provisions:

  • restricted to one non-family teenage passenger until the license is held for one year;
  • midnight to 4 a.m. curfew except when driving to and from work, school sponsored activity, with a parent, or in cases of an emergency.

TEEN DRIVER PASSENGER RESTRICTIONS:

  • May have ONE nonfamily passenger under 21 years of age during the FIRST year of the driver license.
  • May have THREE nonfamily passengers under the age of 21 after the license is held for one year  when (i) the holder is driving to or from a school-sponsored activity, or (ii) a licensed driver who is at least 21 is occupying the seat beside the driver, or (iii) in cases of emergency.