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Arizona Drivers License Restrictions

Arizona Drivers License Restrictions

In certain situations, one or more restrictions can be placed onto your Arizona drivers license. These driver's license restrictions may reflect a limitation of your driving skill or a certain health condition that may prevent you from driving in certain situations. Graduated drivers license restrictions are a separate type of license restrictions that apply to all licensees under the age of 18 years, such restrictions are also known as provisional license restrictions. If you have questions about a specific Arizona driver's license restrictions code, you may always contact the Department of Transportation, Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) for assistance.

Restriction Codes

Sadly, the only restriction code that we were able to locate is restriction A that is placed onto your Arizona drivers license if you are unable to meet vision requirements. An A restriction means that you must always wear corrective lenses or glasses when operating a vehicle. If you are able to meet vision requirements during one of the drivers license renewals, this restrictions may be removed.

Got a question about a specific Arizona drivers license restriction code? Go ahead and contact the MVD support line or visit one of the local branches in person. The MVD has a full list of restriction codes and should be able to answer any questions you may have.

Graduated Drivers License Restrictions

Quite a few states have graduated license restrictions in place and Arizona it's no exception to the rule. Arizona's graduate driver's license program applies to everyone who wishes to obtain a drivers license before the age of 18 years. The following graduated drivers license restrictions are to be observed by all licensees under 18 years of age:

  • Curfew. The nighttime driving restriction prohibits graduate license holders from operating a vehicle between midnight and 5 a.m. for the first six months after the license is issued.
  • Passenger restrictions. No more than one passenger under the age of 18 is allowed in the vehicle for the first six months after the license was issued.

These Arizona intermediate license restrictions do not apply if the licensee is being supervised by a parent or legal guardian who holds a valid drivers license. Furthermore, nighttime driving restrictions can be ignored if the licensee is driving directly to or from a sanctioned school-sponsored activity, place of employment, a sanctioned religious activity or a family emergency.

These drivers license restrictions are lifted after the six months period is up. However, you will not be able to apply for a regular operators license until you are at least 18 years of age.

Graduated Instruction Permit Restrictions

Restrictions that are listed above must be observed by those who already passed their Arizona drivers license test and received a drivers license. Those who are still operating under an Arizona graduated instruction permit must observe a different set of restrictions, which are as following:

  • Supervised driving only. You cannot drive alone and must have a licensed driver at least 21 years of age seated next to you at all times.

If you are over 18 years of age and are driving under an operator's permit, you may want to check out all Arizona drivers permit restrictions.

If you are about to apply for a permit, make sure to check out what awaits you on the Arizona drivers permit test and take a free Arizona practice drivers test.

Keep in mind that the MVD treats these drivers license restrictions very seriously and breaking Arizona drivers license restrictions may cost you your driving privilege.