I'd like to ask a question about my state's driving license program, specifically an (apparent) edge case that isn't covered very well by the DMV's website.
Reading /help/on-topic, it could go either way - this feels like it could be "legal process and procedure", but it could also fall under "legal advice on a specific matter" (I want to know if I can do something).
This is the gist of what I want to ask:
I'm almost 17 in (my state). I don't have a burning desire to drive, but it would be nice for a few reasons. Driving with my parents is fine.
Given this, I'd like to stay under a 'supervised instruction permit' (SIP), the "you can drive, but only with a licensed adult" version of a license. I also don't really want to go through driver's training and all that red tape.
It seems I could walk into the DMV, take the test, and get my 'real' license when I turn 17. For insurance purposes, it would be better for me to have an SIP.
Can I get an SIP when I turn 17 without going through driver's training? For how long would it be valid?