Preparing for the Permit Test
Learn the best way to prepare for Your Permit Test in 2015. All states have some kind of graduated licensing process for teenagers. This process means you must go through a two-step (or three-step) process to get a full operator’s license.
When you reach the eligible age (14 – 16 years), you may apply for a learner’s or instruction permit. You will need to pay a fee to apply and you must pass a vision test and a written knowledge test about the rules of the road and traffic signs.
Why Most Teenagers Fail the Permit Test
Failing the permit test is still very much the rule among first time drivers. The reasons are many, but it is clear that most teenagers do not give the preparations enough time.
Getting the state’s official driver handbook or driver’s manual is a first and necessary step. You can find it at your local DMV office or on-line (pdf-version). Then, you must read and study the manual.
Glancing through this booklet and trying to memorize it is not enough. You need to have a thorough knowledge of the content for your permit test and to be a safe driver! In fact, you should return to the driver’s manual from time to time, even after you pass your written permit test. With time we tend to forget things, even important things. We all need to refresh our knowledge now and then, especially when we are young.
Give the driver’s manual plenty of time. Start preparing at least a few months before your actual permit test. Divide the manual in small chunks and make up a plan. It might sound boring, but a well-structured preparation phase will not only help you pass the permit test – it will also help you become a better driver.
Practice Permit Test
Some might suggest that the permit practice test or permit test sample questions are all you need. While we do believe that our permit practice tests will help you pass, they are better used for verifying you knowledge rather than gaining new knowledge.
When you miss a question, try to figure out why you missed it. Did you read too quickly? Did you not evaluate the alternatives carefully enough? Or did you not understand the piece of knowledge presented in the question?
It is important that you try to learn from the mistakes and not just simply try to memorize an answer. Remember: Read it, Write It, Speak It (read more here).
Our new 2015 database update will have all the questions you need to make sure you have fully learned the driver handbook for your permit test. Given them just as much time as you give the manual.
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