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Getting behind the wheel of a car or other motor vehicle is a privilege, and requires a clear understanding of the rules of the road, along with the ability to safely operate a motor vehicle. A standard of quality is verified by the driver's license application process, secured by auto insurance and kept track of through registration and titling.
For many new drivers, the first step in getting a learner's permit is to go to some form of Driver's Education then taking the knowledge test. If you do not enrol in a driver's education program, you can obtain a learner's permit later by directly taking the written knowledge test.
THE WRITTEN KNOWLEDGE TEST
Most beginner drivers in California are required to pass a written knowledge test, whether when applying for an instruction permit or a driver's license. The test is administered at a local driver licensing office, and covers standard rules of the road and how to safely operate a motor vehicle.
THE DRIVING EXAM
After passing the knowledge test, you must pass a driving test in order to get your california driver's license. Before taking the driving test, you should practice driving with a certified instructor or qualified licensed adult. A lot of new drivers go to a driver's education program or a licensed driving school to further their driving skills.As well, it should be noted that the car you use in the driving test must have proper auto insurance.
GETTING A DRIVER'S LICENSE
Completing the knowledge and road exams are the key requirements for receiving a driver's license in the state of California. New drivers must also fill out an application, provide proof of identity and residence, and pay the appropriate expenses. For complete information about how to obtain a driver's license in California, see our Applying for a License section.
INSURANCE AND REGISTRATION
It is illegal to drive an uninsured car in the state of california, and therefore new drivers must ensure that they have the proper amount and type of insurance required by the State. Parents or legal guardians may have this covered for young drivers. Taking a driver's education course or a licensed driving school can often reduce your insurance premium. For more information, or to see competitive auto insurance quotes, see out our Auto Insurance section.
Additionally, beginner drivers planning to get their own car have to ensure the vehicle is registered and titled before taking it on the road.