Am I allowed to drive in other states with an out of state driver permit?

You’ll see from the grid below that driver permit holders in most states can use their permits to drive in other states.

Note, though, that even if your state allows you to use your drivers permit to drive in other states, you should still check with the other states’ learners permit laws.

For example, if your state allows you to have a certain number of passengers who are younger than 18 in the vehicle with you, but the other state doesn’t allow it, you could find yourself face-to-face with an understanding police officer – or, you could find yourself with a ticket that could cause problems once it’s time to apply for your full drivers license.

Yes No
Alabama
x
Alaska
x
Arizona
x
Arkansas
x
California
x
Colorado
x
Connecticut
x
Delaware
x
Florida
x
Georgia
x
Hawaii
x
Idaho
x
Illinois
x
Indiana
x
Iowa
x
Kansas
x
Kentucky
x
Louisiana
x
Maine
x
Maryland
x
Massachusetts
x
Michigan
x
Minnesota
x
Mississippi
x
Missouri
x
Montana
x
Nebraska
x
Nevada
x
New Hampshire
x
New Jersey
x
New Mexico
x
New York
x
North Carolina
x
North Dakota
x
This restriction applies to drivers who are younger than 16.
Ohio
x
Oklahoma
x
Oregon
x
Pennsylvania
x
Rhode Island
x
South Carolina
x
South Dakota
x
Tennessee
x
Texas
x
Utah
x
Vermont
x
Virginia
x
Washington
x
West Virginia
x
Wisconsin
x
Wyoming
x
Washington DC
x

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