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What restrictions come with my driver’s permit?

The Texas Graduated Driver License (GDL) Program has the following restrictions:

Instruction Permit—Phase One Restrictions
• You must be accompanied by a person who is 21 years of age or older at all times.

Provisional License—Phase Two Restrictions
• During the first six months you cannot have more than one passenger under age 21 who is not a member of your family.

• During the first six months you cannot drive between midnight and 5 am unless:

1. You are driving to or from your place of employment
2. You are driving to or from school or a school-related activity
3. You are driving due to a medical emergency

• You are prohibited from using any type of wireless communication device while driving.

• Hardship License Restrictions
• You will be restricted to the timeframe and areas defined by the Department of Public Safety or court order.
• You are prohibited from using any type of wireless communication device while driving.

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