Understanding traffic rules and safety standards is a step every driver must take. The point of getting a driver's license is to prove you have gained this knowledge. The following info will outline this process.
The initial thing that beginner drivers are required to do is obtain a learner's permit. If you complete a driver's ed program, you will likely be allowed to receive a learner's permit at a younger age. If you decide not to take a driving course, the first step will be the knowledge exam. Visit our Learner's Permit section for more detailed info on this subject.
Passing a written knowledge test is mandatory for new drivers in Arkansas, whether you are applying for a learner's permit or a driver's license. Local driver licensing office are in charge of conducting the test, which is focused on the rules of the road and on safe driving.
If you have passed the knowledge exam, you will be required to pass a driving test. You can practice driving with a certified instructor or a qualified adult with a license. You can also complete a driver's education course or attend a driving school in order to acquire the skills that are necessary for safe driving. For the purpose of the actual driving exam, you will need to have a vehicle in good working condition that has valid auto insurance..
After you have completed all the tests the next step is to complete the necessary forms and pay the fees, and you will be on your way and driving. See the Applying for a License page for details.
Once you have received a license, the vehicle that you use must be insured and registered. If you are driving the car of a parent or legal guardian they can put you on their plan. Auto insurance may be lowered with completion of a driving school.