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How to Pass Your Learner's Permit Test

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.


  • 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.
  • TIP: 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.
  • FACT: 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.

You Will Need

  • DMV or Secretary of State office
  • Driver education class
  • Parent or guardian
  • Practice tests
  • Identification
  • Internet access (optional)

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