DMV Practice Permit Test

Practice Permit Test Road Signs

Finally, the big moment has arrived, you’re officially of age and ready to prepare with a practice permit test. Driving is a big responsibility and should never be taken for granted. I was a teenager once also. While some of you may be older, most of you searching to learn about your practice permit test are teenagers. What you learn here today is important. I’m sure you’ve heard that your driving test is easy, your friends have passed, now you’re ready to get your learners. I’ve been there. But what I want to instill in you today is safety because as a fellow driver, safety is the top priority for us all.

Get Your Driving Manual At The DMV

Now, every state has driving test manual. All 50 of them. However, each state has different requirements. The same can be said in regards to getting your CDLs. Every state is different, so make sure the driving test manual you have is from your state and make sure it’s the most recent version. Everyone can go to their local DMV office and obtain a driver’s manual to study.

What Can I Expert On My Permit Test?

There’s a wide range of different questions you’ll be asked on your permit test, also called learners test.

Road Signs

One of the most common sets of questions are road signs. Have you ever really paid attention to just how many road signs are there? If not, check them out the next time you go driving. There’s a lot of them. Road signs have a meaning and purpose. How can you tell what one road sign represents over another? Road signs have different shapes and colors that help identify them.

Road signs are a popular choice on your driving permit test. Your DMV driving manual will go over all of them for you. Make sure you get familiar with them.

Basic Road Rules

Your basic road rules are another common question you’ll see. You could see questions such as “How many feet should you stay behind the vehicle in front of you?” Another question could be “How many feet ahead should you begin to signal when making a right turn?” Again, everything you need to know will be in your practice test manual that you need to get from the DMV.

You may see questions asking when a street light turns yellow, what do you do? You could also be asked when turning up onto a highway, what is the first thing you do? Your best chance of passing your permit test is by actually taking the time to study your drivers manual. If you take the time to study, you’ll pass.

Turning And Switching Lanes

I know some drivers test can have several questions covering turning and switching lanes. This is another section you need to be familiar with for your permit test. You could find yourself looking at a diagram that has 8 total lanes, even 10 total lanes. You may see double lanes turning right or left. What lane do you stay in? If you turn left on the left hand side, do you merge over to the right side?

Turning and switching questions may also refer to using a signal. All DMV questions are often worded in a manner to confuse you, especially in this section. So always read your questions twice just to make sure you read it right.

How Old Do You Need To Be To Get Your Driving Permit?

Every state has different rules when it comes to the age you need to be to get your driving permit. Ages range from 14 years old to 16 years old.

  • Alabama – 14 years old
  • Alaska – 14 years old
  • Arizona – 15 years 6 months old
  • Arkansas – 14 years old
  • California – 15 years 6 months old
  • Colorado –  15 years old
  • Connecticut – 16 years old
  • Delaware – 16 years old
  • Florida – 15 years old
  • Georgia – 15 years old
  • Hawaii –  15 years 6 months old
  • Idaho – 14 years 6 months old
  • Illinois –  15 years old
  • Indiana – 15 years old
  • Iowa – 14 years old
  • Kansas – 14 years old
  • Kentucky – 16 years old
  • Louisiana – 14 years 9 months old
  • Maine – 15 years old
  • Maryland – 15 years 9 months old
  • Massachusetts – 16 years old
  • Michigan – 14 years 9 months old
  • Mississippi – 15 years old
  • Missouri – 15 years old
  • Montana – 14 years 6 months old
  • Nebraska – 15 years old
  • Nevada – 15 years 6 months old
  • New Hampshire – No permits in New Hampshire
  • New Jersey – 16 years old
  • New Mexico – 15 years old
  • New York – 16 years old
  • North Carolina – 15 years old
  • North Dakota –  14 years old
  • Ohio – 15 years 6 months old
  • Oklahoma – 15 years 6 months old
  • Oregon – 15 years old
  • Pennsylvania – 16 years old
  • Rhode Island – 16 years old
  • South Carolina – 15 years old
  • South Dakota – 14 years old
  • Tennessee – 15 years old
  • Texas – 15 years old
  • Utah – 15 years old
  • Vermont – 15 years old
  • Virginia – 15 years 6 months old
  • Washington – 15 years old
  • Wisconsin – 15 years 6 months old
  • West Virginia – 15 years old
  • Wyoming -14 years 6 months old
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Richard Hale is a published author that covers topics on the trucking industry and transportation department.