In France, at 15 years old, you can drive with supervision, and at 16 years old, always with supervision, in Iceland. In Asia, you can drive a car at the age of 17 in Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Malaysia, and in the latter country you can also drive a motorcycle at the age of 16. In Japan, you can ride motorcycles under 400cc at 16 years old and motorcycles under 125cc in South Korea at the same age. Restricted licences have regulations for drivers for a period of time after they get their licence, usually somewhere between the first six months and the first year and a half. Limited licenses generally prohibit the driver from driving at night after a certain time or having more than one passenger under a certain age in the car. In Iraq and Israel, 16-year-olds are allowed to ride motorcycles, while in Israel, you can drive at 16 years and nine months if accompanied by a driving instructor. If you spend a lot of time in a foreign country, you may need to drive a car there. It may be important to know the legal driving age and other driving laws in that country so you don`t end up on the other side of the law when you`re away from home. «The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that there are an average of 45,000 car accidents per year due to poor driver maintenance,» says Jonathan Fiello, director of engineering at K&N Engineering Inc. «Ongoing maintenance, especially for high-quality, high-performance products, is critical to road safety. After a month of driving lessons, written and visual tests, and payment of additional insurance, 15-year-olds can obtain a driver`s license in El Salvador.

It is a cultural practice to informally teach your children how to drive at a very young age, even at the age of 11. Each United States establishes its own laws on conduct. These include speed limits, cell phone use and seat belt laws. Despite these laws promoting road safety, some states still have the worst drivers. States have tiered licensing programs in place to help young people drive and adapt safely. Each state sets its own laws of conduct, and age can vary widely. This world map shows some of the minimum driving ages in the world for learner drivers and other vehicles on our roads. What you may be surprised to learn is that the legal driving age in various countries is not too far from our own legal driving age here in the United States. Countries like China, Brazil, Japan, South Africa, India, and Singapore, to name a few, all have a legal driving age of 18.

In Australia (16-18 in some regions), Malaysia and Indonesia allow beginners to get their license at 17, while New Zealand and Canada allow you to get your driver`s license at 16. Ethiopia allows you to get your license at age 14. In Cameroon, Zambia and Zimbabwe, the minimum driving age is 16, with 15-year-olds in Mauritius able to drive car wheels and motorcycles by the age of 17. 17-year-olds can also ride motorcycles in Morocco, but don`t drive trucks until they are 21. In Niger, you have to be 23 years old to drive. Most provinces and territories recognize driver`s licences issued by another jurisdiction, which may allow a youth to obtain a driver`s licence in a province or territory with a low minimum driving age and to drive in a province or territory that usually has a higher driving age. A notable exception is the United States, where many states prohibit drivers from driving below their minimum driving age, even if they have licenses or licenses issued by another state. Quad riders must be 14 years old in Poland and 15 years old in Spain. These newly licensed teens may be two to four times more likely to be in a car accident than older drivers. Getting a driver`s license is a rite of passage for most teenagers. The minimum age is the minimum age at which a person can obtain a driver`s license to legally drive a motor vehicle on public roads.

This age is set by and for each jurisdiction and is most often set at 18, but learner drivers may be allowed to take the road under supervision at an earlier age. Before reaching the minimum age for obtaining a driving licence, or at any time thereafter, a person wishing to obtain a licence is normally subject to a test of fitness to drive and knowledge of the rules of the road before a licence is issued, provided that he or she is over the minimum driving age. The countries with the lowest driving age (17 years and under) are the Bahamas, Canada, Israel, Malaysia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom (mainland), the United States and Zimbabwe. In some jurisdictions in the United States and Canada, drivers may be under the age of 14 (under parental supervision).