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Those who already have a driving permit probably remember the thrill you experience you when you go for your first drive. However, driving is not a ride on a roller coaster, it is far more dangerous and many people tend to forget that. This is why Pennsylvania, just like most other states, enforces a number of learners permit restrictions that prevent new drivers from getting into trouble. The driving permit rules and restrictions differ for drivers that come from different age groups, but they all have the same intent - to reduce the risk of you being involved in a traffic accident. Please remember to observe all Pennsylvania permit restrictions while driving with your learners permit, when you break the rules you endanger yourself and other drivers who surround you on public roads.
The graduated drivers license system in Pennsylvania is very similar to graduated license laws in other states around the country. The Pennsylvania graduated driver's license program targets drivers who are under 18 years of age and it governs the licensing procedure for this age group. Teenage drivers have the highest crash rates among all age groups and the graduated drivers license program was developed specifically to address this issue.
A national survey conducted by GMAC Insurance revealed that most of the New York drivers would not be able to pass the drivers permit test should they be forced to do so now. The average score for New Yorkers was 70%, with a current passing score being at least 80%.