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.
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.
Obtaining a commercial driver's license (CDL) in D.C. requires passage of a skills and knowledge test based upon the type of commercial motor vehicles (CMV) being driven. Federal law requires that CDL drivers crossing state lines must be 21 years of age. States may set different age limits for commercial drivers that operate solely within the state.