Washington D.C.'s graduated licensing program known as "GRAD" (Gradual Rearing of Adult Drivers) allows young drivers between the ages of 16 and 21 to gain driving experience with certain restrictions in place. As the new driver reaches various milestones they are allowed to graduate to a more permissive license level and eventually attain a full unrestricted license.
Handheld cell phone use and texting is prohibited for all District of Columbia drivers. All cell phone use (handheld and hands-free) is prohibited for District of Columbia school bus drivers and for novice drivers.
A disabled driver is entitled to a disabled license plate or placard in the District of Columbia. To qualify for disability parking plates or placards (sometimes referred to as “handicapped stickers”) in the District of Columbia, the applicant must meet one of the following medical conditions:
If you get caught running a stop sign or red light in Washington D.C., you’ll typically be looking at a fine and points on your driving record. This article gives an overview of what the law prohibits and some specific consequences of a stop sign or red light violation.