December 22, 2016

A Drivers Permit Is The First Step To Getting Your Drivers License

A drivers permit is the first step in driving a car legally. It is also called a learner’s license, as it gives you the legal right to learn how to drive a car. There are some things to know before and after you get your learner’s license. Here are a few things that you can expect.
Drivers Permit

Qualifications

The minimum age is between 14 and 15 in most areas. However, it is important to check with your local DMV for local laws. In most states, you must be 16 to have an official operator’s permit. Some states may require drivers under the age of 18 to have a learner’s license for at least one year before they can receive an operator’s permit.

There are usually restrictions on the hours of the day that young people may operate a motor vehicle. It is often within the daylight hours. The reason for this is to make it easier for them to learn and to avoid accidents. Night driving takes more skill than daytime driving.

Young drivers that are learning will never be allowed to drive alone in a vehicle. There must always be an adult that has an operator’s permit, seated next to them in the front of the vehicle. This is for everyone’s safety.

Alcohol Awareness

Many areas now require young people to take an approved course in alcohol and drug awareness. They are usually DATA or TLSAE courses. This stands for drugs, alcohol, and traffic awareness for DATA. It stands for traffic law substance abuse education for TLSAE. This law is passed in reaction to increased awareness of the severity of DUI offenses.
These courses may be easily taken over the Internet. The courses cover the way that alcohol affects the way that people drive. It teaches what the laws and penalties are for DUI offenses. The course also covers safe driving strategies and techniques.

These classes are not difficult and the students may take them at any time. They can start the course and finish it at a later time. It does not all have to be taken at once. They can keep taking the test until they pass it. The course is not free and may cost as much as $30.

Written Test

In some states, students will not be allowed to take a written test until they pass an approved alcohol awareness course. You may be able to take the written test online, to get your learner’s license. However, many states now require you to go to the DMV to take the test. Of course, you will still need to go to the DMV for your permit, as they have to take your picture.

All of the information for your written test will be in your state driver handbook. You can get one at your DMV or download one online. You may also find several places online that you can study. You can even take example tests and keep taking them until you pass them.

Summary

The first step to driving legally is getting your drivers permit or learner’s license. Check with your local DMV for age limits and restrictions as they vary by state. You may need to pass a qualified alcohol and drug awareness course before you can take your written exam. Once you pass your written test, you can star learning. Make sure that you follow all of the rules of the road.

Additional information at: http://dor.mo.gov/drivers/

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