Wisconsin Probationary License Restrictions
If a student is under 18, for the first nine months of holding the probationary license the student may drive but with the following restrictions:
From 5 AM to midnight, a student may drive alone and travel anywhere. In addition, any number of immediate family members (including legal guardian) and two additional people (one of which must hold a valid regular license with at least two years driving experience and one who is a person 21 or older or a qualified instructor or spouse 19 or older).
From midnight to 5 AM and if driving between home, school, and/or work, a student may drive alone. In addition, a student can have the same passengers as listed in number one above. If driving anywhere else, students must have one of the following people in the vehicle:
- a parent or guardian
- any number of immediate family members and one other person.
- one person who holds a valid regular (non-probationary) license with 2 years of licensed driving experience and one person who is a person 21 or older, a spouse 19 or older, or a qualified instructor 19 or older.
Restrictions will be extended 6 months if the student is convicted of a moving traffic violation, violates any of the restrictions, or has license revoked or suspended for any reason.
Note: The terms of the passenger and time-of-day restriction stops while any operating privilege is suspended or revoked. It resumes again when the operating privilege is reinstated.
If you have questions about the Wisconsin Graduated Driver License, check out the Wisconsin DOT website, email Wisconsin DMV, or call 608-266-2353.