(a) An applicant is eligible for a Class G instruction permit if he or she has:
(1) Been accepted into and enrolled in an approved driver training program;
(2) Passed a written examination, in the manner prescribed by the commissioner, testing the applicant's:
(A) Ability to read and understand highway signs regulating, warning and directing traffic; and
(B) Knowledge of the traffic laws of this state; and
(3) Satisfied, at each stage of the licensing process, any additional requirements for an instruction permit required by article two of this chapter that are not addressed in this article.
(b) The commissioner may not issue a Class G instruction permit until the applicant has surrendered any license he or she currently holds to operate a motor vehicle.
(c) A Class G instruction permit authorizes the permittee to operate a Class A passenger motor vehicle, weighing eight thousand (8000) pounds or less, subject to the following restrictions:
(1) The applicant may drive only while using a bioptic telescopic device;
(2) The applicant is subject to a daytime driving restriction;
(3) The applicant may drive only when accompanied by a certified driver rehabilitation specialist or driver rehabilitation educator; and
(4) Any other conditions or restrictions the commissioner considers necessary to insure the safe operation of the motor vehicle.
(d) A Class G instruction permit is valid for up to one year. Upon expiration of the instruction permit, the applicant may reapply for a new instruction permit, provided that he or she is eligible pursuant to subsection (a) of this section.