Is the age you can start driving different in each state or is it the same for all the U.S.?

Answer #1

I’m pretty sure it’s the same. However the drinking age does vary, it’s 21 in most states but a few have 19 as the legal age.

Answer #2

In most states 16. In South Dakota you can get a learner’s permit at 14. It;s 15 in Florida or Texas and 15.5 in California. Massachusetts makes you wait until 16.5. Kids who have legitimate needs to drive at younger ages can apply for hardship licenses. For example a 14 year old who has no other way to get to school or to medical treatments might be able to obtain a hardship license for this particular purpose. These licenses state specifically when and where the holder can drive.

Answer #3

Prior to 1984 drinking ages varied from 19-21 in different states. The National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984 withheld federal funds from any state with legal drinking ages below 21 and all states complied so currently the minimum legal drinking age is 21 for all US states.

Answer #4

Yeah, it varies. It ranges from 14 to 18. Here’s a list of all the ages per state: Or you can go on wikipedia ( & scroll down to where it says United States & it explains everything there, too. :)

Answer #5

Yess, i live in texas! So i could be driving now?

Answer #6

Wow, didn’t know that. Guess I Lucked out at 19 depending on how you look at it.

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