Getting your Temps (temporary license)
The first step to getting your license is getting your temps. This can be done at your local BMV/DMV by taking a simple exam. This exam tests your knowledge on street signs, road laws, and other key things to know when behind the wheel. Be sure to study for your temps test prior to taking it so that you pass first try. You can study for your temps test by taking online practices tests or by studying a drivers’ manual. If you don’t pass on your first attempt, don’t worry! You can take the test as many times as you need.
Before you can get your license, you must attend a 24-hour drivers’ ed. course. This can be done through your school, at an actual driving school, or on an online drivers’ ed course like Aceable. You must complete the first two hours of your drivers’ ed course in order to schedule your in-cars, but it is recommended that you finish driving school prior to scheduling your in-cars. In driving school they teach all you need to know when it comes to driving, from starting the car to what you should be doing behind the wheel, on the road.
After you’ve completed driving school, or the first two hours, you can schedule your in-cars and begin practicing with a licensed driving instructor. You must complete 8 hours of driving with a licensed driving instructor. You also must have 50 hours of driving with a parent or guardian, 40 hours during the day and 10 hours of night driving. In-car session are typically four two-hour long sessions. You’ll spend those two hours driving around with your instructor until they clear you to take your drivers’ exam.
Taking your Drivers’ Test
Your drivers’ exam is simple and nothing to stress over. It involves driving along a simple route with an instructor and a maneuverability portion. Most people think that the maneuverability portion is the hardest part, but with practice its not as difficult as you think.