Teen and Novice Drivers: North Carolina

Full Privilege Minimum Age

16 years, 6 months

Learner Stage

Minimum Age (Years/Months)

Minimum Duration (Months)

Required Supervised Driving Hours (Night Hours)

15 12

60 (10) during Learner Stage

2 (6) during Intermediate Stage

Intermediate Stage

Minimum Age (Years/Months)

Nighttime Driving Restriction

Passenger Restriction (except family, unless noted)

16 9 p.m. - 5 a.m. No more than 1 under 21; if passenger under 21 is family, no other non-family passengers under 21