Teen and Novice Drivers: Connecticut

Full Privilege Minimum Age

Nighttime Driving: 18

Driving with Passengers: 17 years, 4 months

Learner Stage

Minimum Age (Years/Months)

Minimum Duration (Months)

Required Supervised Driving Hours (Night Hours)


4 with driver's ed

6 without driver's ed


Intermediate Stage

Minimum Age (Years/Months)

Nighttime Driving Restriction

Passenger Restriction (except family, unless noted)

16 / 4 11 p.m. - 5 a.m.

First 6 months: no passengers except parents or instructor

Second 6 months: no passengers except parents, instructor or immediate family