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What happen if you get pulled over driving with just your learner's permit?

My SIL is 24 years old, she got her learner's permit when she was 18 and has never gone to get her license. Since she is over 18 she has to be insured to drive the cars her and her DH own. She drives all the time, she is a fine driver she just said that she hasn't gotten around to take the test (plus is $200). She said she was told if she is pulled over, she will just get a ticket for driving with a learner's permit (no other driver in the car), is that true? I would hate to think of her getting arrested for something like this.

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Asked by Anonymous at 5:32 AM on Apr. 1, 2012 in Money & Work

Answers (9)
  • Yes the first time she would mostly likely just get a ticket, but I am not sure what would happen if she got pulled over more than once.

    Answer by AF4life at 5:44 AM on Apr. 1, 2012

  • Yes she will get a ticket. Permit is not a license


    Answer by louise2 at 8:38 AM on Apr. 1, 2012

  • Driving without a license means they will call someone to pick her up and will not let her drive at all. It isn't a matter of whether she is a good driver or not, good drivers get in accidents all the time, and she'll need to pull out her drivers license and proof of insurance.

    Answer by Bmat at 9:19 AM on Apr. 1, 2012

  • I know in my state she can lose her ability to drive at all for up to a year. So, here she'd lose her permit AND the option to take the driving test.

    You could Google your state driving laws and see if you can get more information that way

    Answer by BrawnwynII at 9:46 AM on Apr. 1, 2012

  • Not sure, maybe a ticket.

    Answer by Heartshape at 10:16 AM on Apr. 1, 2012

  • Ticket and fine

    Answer by rkoloms at 10:49 AM on Apr. 1, 2012

  • Depends on the state your in

    Answer by Crafty26 at 10:36 PM on Apr. 1, 2012

  • In our state leaners are only valid for a year. So here she has no ability drive evEn with another driver im the car

    Answer by mtnaspen at 8:21 AM on Apr. 2, 2012

  • She wouldn't get arrested, but she may get tickets, and they may say she can't get her license for another few years.

    In my state also permits only last so long, and if no other driver is in the then she will get more tickets and the car will be towed because she can't drive home.

    Even bigger would be if she is in an accident. Even though she is insured, the insurance company isn't going to like that she is driving without a license, and will probably deny any claims.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:11 AM on Apr. 2, 2012

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