If you have received a moving violation or a traffic ticket, there is a good chance that you are going to opt to consider a defensive driving course in order to avoid having points placed on your license and driving record. Opting for the course is a smart choice, as points can result in an increase in insurance premiums and can result in the loss of your license if too many points are accrued in a limited time frame. Teens and new drivers who are obtaining their license may also choose to take a driving course in order to learn to be better drivers, fulfill pre-licensing requirements and help to lower insurance rates. Finally, others who want discounts on their auto insurance may opt to take a safe driver course that can result in as much as a 10-20 percent reduction in insurance premiums.
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Most teens are eager to get their learner’s permits at age 15 and their licenses as soon as they turn 16. However, there are many reasons why someone might wait until they are over 18 to begin the driver’s licensing process. The procedure in Colorado works a little differently depending on when you choose to begin.
New CO Driver’s License (under 18)
Like many other states, Colorado employs a graduated licensing program for drivers under 18. This program imposes extra restrictions on young drivers, which are gradually removed as they get older and demonstrate consistent competence behind the wheel. Teens under 16 have to complete a Colorado Driver’s Ed Course before they can take the Colorado learner’s permit test. After getting their permit, they will have to log at least 50 hours of supervised driving and wait at least 12 months before taking the driver’s license exam. For the first … Read More