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Driving in North Carolina is a legal privilege and responsibility. Without a driver license, it is against the law to:
Drive a motor vehicle on streets and highways
Sit in the driver's seat of a motor vehicle while the engine is running
Steer a motor vehicle while another vehicle pushes or tows it
The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles issues regular, commercial and provisional licenses and permits – each of which can carry a variety of endorsements and/or restrictions that either grant or restrict driving privileges for an individual.
The type of license an individual receives and the fee associated with it depends on the type of motor vehicle they will operate.
NCDMV also issues learner permits to adults 18 years old or older and graduated permits and licenses to individuals 15 to 17 years old.
Note: Applying for a North Carolina driver license will cancel any licenses from other states through the State-to-State Verification program.