Class D License
Information For Those Applying For a Class D license or Learner's Permit:Those persons holding a learner's permit for a Class D license must be accompanied at all times by a licensed driver who is at least 21 years of age. The supervising driver must occupy a seat beside the driver. No more than 2 other persons may be in the vehicle, both of which must be members of the applicant's immediate family.
Permit expiration and extension:Your Class D or motorcycle learner's permit is valid for 6 months. You can extend the learner's permit only once for an additional 6 months. You must apply for an extension at DMV before the expiration date and pay a $5.00 fee.
Road Tests:You are eligible to take a Class D or motorcycle road test 10 days after you pass the written test. Road tests are given on every weekday, except Wednesday, from 8:00 until 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 until 3:30. Contact the facility that you obtained your permit for road test information. They will not be conducted during inclement weather (rain, fog, snow and ice). Again, the Division does not conduct road tests on Wednesdays. To take the Class D test you must bring:
- Valid vehicle registration card and valid insurance card for the vehicle that you will drive during the test.
- Driver's license of the driver who came with you, and
- Your learner's permit.
The examiner will conduct a basic vehicle safety inspection before the road begins. Please refrain from smoking during the test. The New Castle Inspection Lane does not conduct motorcycle road tests.
Motorcycle Learner Permits:Motorcycle permits are valid for 60 days. You can extend the permit only once for an additional 60 days. You must apply for an extension at DMV before the expiration date and pay a $2.00 fee. The following restrictions apply when operating a motorcycle with a temporary instruction permit:
- No passengers shall be allowed on the motorcycle.
- Operating a motorcycle between sunset and sunrise is prohibited.
- Approved safety helmet and eye protection must be worn.
- Operation is not permitted on the federal interstate highway system.