Congratulations on Passing!
I am an attorney in Michigan and have had some experience in this
area. The Michigan Vehicle Code, section 301 (Michigan Compiled Laws
257.301), found at:
only requires a valid operator?s license, which the paper copy
certainly is. You can drive to your heart?s content, so long as there
are no restrictions contained on the temporary license form that you
Here is a link to the Michigan Traffic Benchbook which is published by
the Michigan Judicial Institute, the organization that provides
training to judges and court staff. You might find their description
of license offenses helpful.
As to renting a car . . . that is totally up to the agency. And they
all differ a bit. Typically though, if you are 25 or older (almost no
agency will rent to people under 25) and have a valid license and
photo I.D. and a credit card that they can hit if you damage the
vehicle (they essentially have insurance with a high deductible that
you are taking responsibility for) ? if you have all of that ? they
will rent a car to you. I have rented a car before with a temporary
license and had no problem.
Make sure, though, to call the car rental agency (their 800 number
would be fine ? you don?t need the local agency) and explain who you
are and what you want to do. Get their name and write it down along
with the confirmation number in case there is a later question.
p.s. Anything else?? Just hit the Clarification Button!
Michigan Vehicle Code
Michigan Judicial Institute