1

Alabama

Learners permit: 15 years. Restricted License: 16 years. Unrestricted License: 16 years, 6 months. Handheld ban: N/A. Cell phone ban: Under 18 years. Texting ban: Under 18 years.

2

Arizona

Learners permit: 15 years, 6 months. Restricted License: 16 years. Unrestricted License: 16 years, 6 months. Handheld ban: N/A. Cell phone ban: School bus drivers. Texting ban: N/A. Older Driver Restrictions: No mail-in license renewal after 70.

3

Florida

Learners permit: 15 years. Restricted License: 16 years. Unrestricted License: 18 years. Handheld ban: N/A. Cell phone ban: N/A. Texting ban: N/A. Older Driver Restrictions: After age 80, vision test required for license renewal.

4

Hawaii

Learners permit: 15 years, 6 months. Restricted License: 16 years. Unrestricted License: 17 years. Handheld ban: N/A. Cell phone ban: N/A. Texting ban: N/A.

5

Idaho

Learners permit: 14 years, 6 months. Restricted License: 15 years. Unrestricted License: 16 years. Handheld ban: "Distraction in/on Vehicle (List)." Officer lists all distractions. Cell phone ban: N/A. Texting ban: N/A.

6

Indiana

Learners permit: 15 years, 6 months. Restricted License: 16 years, 6 months. Unrestricted License: 18 years. Handheld ban: N/A. Cell phone ban: Under 18 years. Texting ban: Under 18 years Older Driver Restrictions: No mail-in license renewal after 70 years.

7

Maine

Learners permit: 15 years. Restricted License: 16 years. Unrestricted License: 18 years. Handheld ban: Law against "driving distracted." Cell phone ban: Under 18 years. Texting ban: Under 18 years. Older Driver Restrictions: Vision tests required after 40 years for license renewal.

8

Mississippi

Learners permit: 15 years. Restricted License: 16 years. Unrestricted License: 16 years, 6 months. Handheld ban: N/A. Cell phone ban: N/A. Texting ban: Learner & Provisional licenses.

9

Missouri

Learners permit: 15 years. Restricted License: 16 years. Unrestricted License: 18 years. Handheld ban: N/A. Cell phone ban: N/A. Texting ban: Under 21 years.

10

Montana

Learners permit: 14 years, 6 months. Restricted License: 15 years. Unrestricted License: 16 years. Handheld ban: N/A. Cell phone ban: N/A. Texting ban: N/A.

11

Nebraska

Learners permit: 15 years. Restricted License: 16 years. Unrestricted License: 17 years. Handheld ban: N/A. Cell phone ban: Under 18 years. Texting ban: N/A.

12

Nevada

Learners permit: 15 years, 6 months. Restricted License: 16 months. Unrestricted License: 18 months. Handheld ban: N/A. Cell phone ban: N/A. Texting ban: N/A.

13

New Mexico

Learners permit: 15 years. Restricted License: 15 years, 6 months. Unrestricted License: 16 years, 6 months. Handheld ban: In state vehicles. Cell phone ban: N/A. Texting ban: N/A.

14

Ohio

Learners permit: 15 years, 6 months. Restricted License: 16 months. Unrestricted License: 18 years. Handheld ban: N/A. Cell phone ban: N/A. Texting ban: N/A.

15

Pennsylvania

Learners permit: 16 years. Restricted License: 16 years, 6 months. Unrestricted License: 17 years (with perfect driving record). Handheld ban: N/A. Cell phone ban: N/A. Texting ban: N/A.

16

South Carolina

Learners permit: 15 years. Restricted License: 15 years, 6 months. Unrestricted License: 16 years, 6 months. Handheld ban: N/A. Cell phone ban: N/A. Texting ban: N/A. Older Driver Restrictions: Vision test required for drivers over 65.

17

South Dakota

Learners permit: 14 years. Restricted License: 14 years, 3 months (with driver's education). Unrestricted License: 16 years. Handheld ban: N/A. Cell phone ban: N/A. Texting ban: N/A.

18

Texas

Learners permit: 15 years. Restricted License: 16 years. Unrestricted License: 17 years. Handheld ban: In School Zones. Cell phone ban: School drivers, learners permit, and intermediate license. Texting ban: School bus drivers and first year of license. Older Driver Restrictions: No mail-in license renewal after 79 years.

19

West Virginia

Learners permit: 15 years. Restricted License: 16 years. Unrestricted License: 17 years. Handheld ban: N/A. Cell phone ban: Learner & Intermediate licenses. Texting ban: Learner & Intermediate licenses.