What Are the Rules for Minors Getting a License?
“Driving is a privilege” is a phrase parents use often towards their teenage children when they begin to learn how to drive. For the minor, obtaining a driver’s license represents freedom and fun. For the parent, it represents growth and responsibility that must be earned and proven. In California, there are certain rules and laws around obtaining a permit and license as a minor.
A minor, someone under the age of 18, must have their parent(s) or legal guardian(s) sign their applications for a driver’s license. If both parents or guardians share custody, both of their signatures must be on the application. If one adult has sole custody, then only their signature is required on the application.
Before they get a license, a minor must first get a permit...