RALEIGH (AP) — Starting next week, teenage drivers in North Carolina must write down how many hours they spent practicing before they can get a full license.
A state law taking effect Sunday requires them to turn in a log of their driving time before they can move up to the next level of the graduated licensing system.
The law requires teenagers with a learner’s permit to have signed logs showing they drove 60 hours with an adult driver. Novice drivers then will need 12 more hours over the next six months to qualify for a full license.
Parents or guardians will have to certify the driving logs.
North Carolina doesn’t require anyone 18 or older getting a driver’s license for the first time to go through the graduated license program.