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Learner's Permit For Teen Drivers

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Before you can apply for a driver's license, you must obtain a learner's permit. If you are a beginner driver, meaning you have never had a driver's license, you have to meet certain requirements, regarding age and driver education, so that you can apply for a learner's permit. Age requirements are different in each state, and they range between 14 and 18.

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If you are a minor, you have to provide the DMV with a signed permission from your parent or guardian when you apply for a permit.

Before you can apply for a driver's license, you must obtain a learner's permit. If you are a beginner driver, meaning you have never had a driver's license, you have to meet certain requirements, regarding age and driver education, so that you can apply for a learner's permit. Age requirements are different in each state, and they range between 14 and 18.

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If you are a minor, you have to provide the DMV with a signed permission from your parent or guardian when you apply for a permit. Documents that are required when applying for a learner's permit include a proof of residence, your social security number, along with a document that proves you have completed a driver education course.

After you have submitted these documents, and paid the learner's permit fee, you will have to pass a written knowledge test. In order to prepare for the test, you should read the driver's manual that is issued by each state's DMV. It will help you learn all about the rules of the road, find out what each traffic sign means and it will provide you with tips on how to become a safe driver. Additionally, you will have to pass an eye examination, as well as a hearing test.

You will receive your learner's permit if you pass the tests and bring the proper documentation to the DMV. While holding your permit, you will only be allowed to drive during daytime, and you will have to be accompanied by a licensed driver that is at least 21 years old.