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Getting your driver’s licence and driving a car are exciting steps towards becoming independent. In BC, you can get a learner’s license to drive from the age of 16. But a driver’s licence comes with significant responsibilities. Car accidents are the leading cause of death among teenagers. A young person driving a car has the same responsibilities as an adult. This section describes the steps you need to take to get a driver’s licence, and outlines some of the problems you can get into with the law once you get it.

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