June 28, 2013

How To Get A Drivers License

Driving is one of the most important privileges that you will ever have. It is very important to understand the rules of the road and how to be safe, before you get your drivers license. Here are some of the things that you will need to do.


If you are a teenager, you can make it easier on your parents. If the possibility is there, sign up for driver education training at school. You will have expert instruction and will have the chance to drive a car. There are many advantages to this type of training.

  1. It is much less expensive than taking private lessons. It is also very convenient as you will already be at school.
  2. When you pass the course it will be much easier to get your permanent permit to drive. In some states, you may not have to take the written test or road test. If the course is state approved, passing the course may be all that you need to do.
  3. Even if you have to take the road test, you will be ready. After passing the course, you will know everything that you need to know.
  4. You can save your parents money on car insurance. Many companies offer discounts to students that take approved courses.
  5. You may also save your parents a lot of stress and frustration as they will not have to teach you to drive.

Here is another bit of advice. Do not get in a hurry. It is not going to happen overnight. It takes time to learn things and for them to sink in.

If you are not quite young enough, you can still be prepared. Take a trip to the DMV and get a copy of your state or local handbook. You also may be able to download a copy over the Internet. Study the book until you know everything in it. This will make is much easier when it is time to take your written test. All you have to do is pass the written test to get your temporary permit.

When you get your temporary permit, it is the first step in getting your permanent permit. This temporary permit is also called a learner’s permit. You will have certain restrictions placed upon you. Do not violate those restrictions as it may get you into trouble. This may also delay you in getting a permanent permit. For example, you will have to have an experienced person next to you in the car at all times. They may also have to be over the age of 21. You also may not be able to go out in the car after dark. There is a valid reason for all of these restrictions. They are for your personal safety.

Summary

If you are a teen trying to get your drivers license do not get in a hurry. It will be much easier for you and your parents if you take driver education training. Your parents will save money on insurance and you will be ready for your road test when you pass the course. Before taking the course, study the handbook completely. Make sure that you obey all of the rules of the road, especially the restrictions on your learner’s permit.

For more information, visit http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring/DriverLicensing/NeedANewOrUpdatedLicence/DG_10012514