New drivers over 18 must have 3-month learner's permit - WFSB 3 Connecticut

New drivers over 18 must have 3-month learner's permit before road test

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WETHERSFIELD, CT (WFSB) -

The new year will bring changes for new adult drivers in the Connecticut. 

The Department of Motor Vehicles will require anyone over the age of 18 looking to get a license to hold a three-month learner's permit before taking a road test.

DMV officials said the changes are needed because road travel is dangerous for inexperienced drivers.

The new rules goes into effect Jan. 1.

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