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Drivers Permit - October 13th 2016, 09:51 PM


I've been studying for my driver's permit, and am feeling pretty confident. I did want to ask if anyone had any tips for me. Any and all would be greatly appreciated!


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Re: Drivers Permit - October 13th 2016, 10:47 PM

Depending on how old you are and if you have taken the permit text before. They now have computers and if you get 7 wrong the text automatically stops. I was so anxoius on the computer that I asked for a written copy and i passed on that. So my advice is if you are over 18 if you fail once ask to take a written one it's a lot easier and mind easing.

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Re: Drivers Permit - October 13th 2016, 10:51 PM

Just wanted to make sure of something, is it the drivers learners permit or drivers license?

If it's the drivers license, depending on where you live, but where I live, you need 60 hrs of behind the wheel driving plus drivers ed (30 hrs of classroom instruction plus 6 hrs of behind the wheel driving) and you need to have held your permit for a minimum of 9 months before you can go to a provisional license after passing the driving test (you would need to have completed drivers ed plus the 60 hrs of behind the wheel driving before you can take the driving test).

If it's the drivers learners permit, again it depends on where you live, but where I live, you need to get at least 22 out of the 25 questions right, an 85% or better and you have a maximum of 20 minutes to take it. I suggest reading the drivers manual. The drivers manual can be found on your states mva website. Once you read the manual, read it again and again and again. For me, I read it almost half a dozen times. The first time I took the permit test, I failed it miserably. I didn't even make it passed question #10 or #11 before the test ended for me as I missed 3 questions and then I missed a 4th question, which after that the test is done and over with. You can miss up to 3 questions and still pass, but if you miss a 4th question, then the test is done and over with. I think you can come back the next day and retake it, but if you fail it a second time, then you would have to wait at least a week before you can take it again. I took my permit test a second time in the summer of 2015 and I passed it with flying colors, meaning I got the necessary 22 questions correct because as soon as you get the necessary 22/25 questions correct, this means you automatically pass the test and get your learners permit and the system locks you out and takes you to a screen that says you pass and get your learners permit and tells you what you should do next.

I hope this helped you out some. If you have any more questions, don't be afraid to send me a pm.

The main thing to remember is to relax, breath in and out, have confidence in yourself and believe that you will do well and if you don't pass on the first try, don't beat yourself up about it. It happens to a lot of people and usually people pass it on the 2nd try.

On your states mva website, there should be some practice knowledge tests.

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Re: Drivers Permit - October 14th 2016, 12:14 AM

I don't know where you live but I got my permit in the state of Connecticut recently and there are 25 questions, and you need to get at least 20 right. It's an online test. Most of the questions were actually basic common sense stuff. Your DMV may have a phone app or website where you can get practice questions though, and those help a lot because I saw some of the questions from the practices on my actual test. Just like with Cathy, the test will automatically stop if you either pass, or if you get too many questions wrong. I would at least skim through the driver's manual and if you have any questions about anything, ask someone you know who drives.

So on the day of the permit test they had me test my vision first by looking into this little thing. If you need to wear glasses or contacts, wear them that day. You'll get a class B restriction on your license which basically means that you must drive with the glasses or contacts. Then when that was all set we went into a room and took the test. It'd print out our results and then someone would take us to where we need to get our photo taken, and then boom! Permit.

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