Where to Find Us:

Sammers Driving School
2225 Wabash Ave
PO BOX 3361
Terre Haute, IN 47803

Phone: 812-229-4161

Since 1993
Since 1993
Serving the Wabash Valley for over 25 years!!
Serving the Wabash Valley for over 25 years!!

Fact Sheet

About Driver Education in Indiana

1) Driver Education is not required in Indiana.

2) Students who do not take driver education may not obtain a driving permit until they are 16.

3) Students must be 15 years old on or before the first day of the driver education course they are enrolled.

4) Students who are enrolled in a certified driver education course may obtain a driver education permit 3 weeks before the start date of the course as long as they are 15 years old

5) A Driver Education Permit is not valid until the student has completed one hour of driver education and they may then drive with a licensed driver who is at least 25 years old and related by blood, marriage or legal status. 

6) Everyone is required to take a written test at the BMV to obtain a permit.

7) Everyone is required to take a Drive Skills Test to get a license.

     a) A student who has competed a driver education course may take the Drive Skills Test at the driving school where they completed the course if the school is enrolled in the waiver program. This test may not be taken with an instructor they have already driven with.

8) Everyone is required to hold a learner's permit for 180 days and complete a minimum of 50 documented hours of driving, including 10 hours at night

9) A student who has completed driver education and held a permit for a minimum of 180 will be elligible to obtain a Probationary License as early as 16 years and 90 days of age.

10) A student who does not complete driver education must hold a Learners Permit and may obtain a Probationary License when they are 16 years and 270 days of age



Q: Is my child required to have an Indiana Permit before the 1st day of class?

A: No, they must have the permit before they can drive, but not before the first day of class.

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