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How to Pass Your Written Driving Test

Before you can get your license and taste real freedom, you have to pass the written driver's test. Follow these steps and you'll be behind the wheel in no time.


  • Step 1: Make sure you bring the necessary paperwork when you take the test. Check with your local DMV or SOS to find out their particular requirements. Typically, you will need proof of identity, proof of residence, and your social security number. You will also have to pay the fees, so make sure you bring money.
  • Step 2: Get plenty of sleep the night before the test, and eat a healthy meal before taking it. This is crucial to feeling good and being alert while taking the test.
  • Step 3: Pay close attention to the questions while taking the exam. You don't want to miss a question, or worse, fail the exam because of reading too quickly. Following these tips will get you one step closer to cruisin' behind the wheel.
  • FACT: It's against the law in Montana to have sheep in your truck's cab without a chaperone.
  • Step 4: Take the practice test over and over again until you know the information by heart.
  • Step 5: Have your friends and family quiz you on the information in the book. Get someone to take you out on the road and practice identifying traffic signs.
  • TIP: Some SOS and DMV websites feature links to audio versions of their manuals.
  • Step 6: Study carefully to avoid failing and having to retake the test. Read the study guide and make sure you memorize the important points.
  • TIP: You can expect at least one question about drinking and driving, so prepare yourself by knowing the legal limit and other drinking and driving rules.
  • Step 7: Head to your local Secretary of State or DMV and pick up a study book and a practice test. Many states have these materials available online.

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