Highway safety laws differ from state to state. The summary information here can be used to compare laws in specific categories. We monitor legislative changes and update this information as needed.
1Drivers usually must demonstrate special hardship to justify restoring privileges during suspension, and then privileges often are restricted.
2Iowa requires a certification of 10 additional hours of supervised driving during the intermediate stage, two of which must be at night.
3In Iowa, driver education is required for an intermediate license and for an unrestricted license if the applicant is younger than 18.
4In Iowa, parents are permitted to waive at the time of licensure a discretionary six-month passenger limit of no more than one unrelated passenger younger than 18, effective Jan. 1, 2014.
5In Iowa, restrictions end after holding an intermediate license for at least one year and reaching age 17.
6Beginning Jan. 1, 2014, and continuing through Dec. 31, 2018, Iowa will transition from a standard five-year license term to an eight-year license term. During this time, Iowa driver's licenses will be issued with a randomly assigned expiration date between five and eight years.
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