If you have completed a defensive driving course, you may be able to save on your auto insurance premiums when buying a new or used car either by financing, leasing or through bank car loan.
Regulatory traffic signs instruct drivers what they should, or should not do, in certain circumstances. You will be asked to identify roadway signs on the California Permit Test.
All You Need to Know About the DMV Written Test California
In order to get a California driving license, you’ll need to first get a learner’s permit. This involves passing a written test, after which you can proceed to the practice road test.
You must be 17 years and six months old in order to take the written permit test (if you pass, you must wait an additional six months before you take the road test). The exception to this is if you have completed a driver’s education course that is licensed by the State of California. This involves 25 hours of classroom time and six hours of driving time with an instructor. In that case, you can get your permit and license after you turn 15 years and six months old.
If you are under 18 years old, your parent or guardian will have to sign the permit application form before you take the test.
To apply for a permit and take the test, you’ll need to provide your social security number, birth certificate, proof of residency in California, and proof of ID. You also have to take a vision test and provide a fingerprint. The fee for taking the test is $35.
The test will cover basic driving rules and safety ideas, including properly identifying road signs and signals. There are 46 questions on the exam if you are under 18 years old and 36 questions if you are over 18 years old. You must achieve an 83 percent correct score in order to pass.
You can retake the exam after waiting seven days if you fail. However, you cannot take the exam more than three times over the course of one year.
It is recommended that you study the driver’s education handbook before you proceed to take the test, especially if you have not completed a licensed driver’s education program. You can find practice questions in the handbook and online.
Make sure you know the material well before you take the test; don’t rush into it. On the day of the test, make sure you are well rested and have a clear mind.
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