Types of New Mexico Driver License and Graduated License System
If you are under the age of 18, you must participate in the graduated driver license system until you meet the requirements for an unrestricted license. The three different levels of Graduated driver license (GDL) are:
• Instructional Permit — also known as a "learners permit", A permit allows you to operate a motor vehicle when supervised by another driver who is at least 21 years of age and who is licensed to drive that type of vehicle.
• Provisional License - A provisional license allows you to drive without the supervision of another driver — except during the hours of midnight and 5:00am.
• Unrestricted Drivers License