Are you looking for information on how to get a driver's license?

This above interactive checklist will answer all your questions! This checklist is customized for each state to give you clear next steps for every question you have. Have your permit or don't have your permit? Have your road test or not? Wherever you're at in the process of getting your driver's license, this checklist will help you.

Here's some general information about getting a driver's license in the U.S.

The first step to getting a driver's license in the US is to get your driving permit. This involves a visit to your local DMV office and we recommend making an appointment. At this appointment, you'll need to fill out a driver's license application, pay a fee, take a vision test, and pass a written test. Specifics vary from state to state and you can find your state here for more information.

After getting your driving permit, you'll need to pass your road test or behind-the-wheel test. This is when a DMV examiner judges your ability to safely operate a vehicle and follow local traffic rules and laws. In most states, the road test lasts from 5 minutes to 15 minutes.

Here are some tips to passing your road test

There are many videos we've posted that go over exactly what's on the exam. Each state has variations as well, and we've written ultimate road test guides for many states. The most important thing to keep in mind is to avoid critical errors. These are errors that will result in an automatic failure of your test. Examples of these include a dangerous maneuver, hitting the curb, having intervention by the examiner, or using your phone while driving.

Summary: How to Get Driver's License

Go over the above automated checklist which will answer most, if not all, of your questions. First, you need your permit, then you need to pass your behind-the-wheel test, or road test. Once you pass that test, you're all set! Remember, the keys to being a safe driver are practice, practice, practice. We definitely recommend going over our guides. And if you need a concierge to help you prepare for the test as well as provide you with a car, check out our road test concierge availability!


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