If you're itchin' to hit the open road but lack that learner's permit, this guide will show you the ropes so you can earn the privilege of driving.
You will need
- DMV or Secretary of State office
- Driver education class
- Parent or guardian
- Practice tests
- Internet access (optional)
Step 1 Visit your DMV office Visit your local Department of Motor Vehicles or Secretary of State office and get a driver’s manual to find out what you will be tested on.
Manuals and practice tests are usually available at the DMV or Secretary of State website.
Step 2 Attend a class Attend a driver’s education class either at school or through a licensed company. Go online to find a driving center nearest to you.
Step 3 Use visuals Have a parent or guardian drive you around and demonstrate some of the scenarios demonstrated in the practice manual.
Step 4 Study Study with your friends or have a family member quiz you using the manual and take several practice tests before returning to the DMV office.
Step 5 Bring your ID Remember to bring identification, such as a birth certificate or passport, to your exam.
Step 6 Stay calm Stay calm and read each question carefully. If you don’t pass, you can retake the exam until you succeed in getting that learner’s permit.
Did You Know:
The Ford Model T, the first mass produced automobile, was assembled at a rate of one car every 10 seconds and sold for $850 in 1908.