No matter how old you are, the state of New York requires that you earn a permit before obtaining a driver’s license. This is not an unreasonable request, considering that most states have the same requirement. When you take into account that New York city experiences some of the worst traffic in the world, it makes sense that all drivers know exactly what they’re getting themselves into. In fact, it’s easy-peasy. All you have to do is: 1) complete the application 2) take an eye test 3) pass the written test. It is really that simple.
Teen Driver’s License
Regardless of your age, every driver in the state of New York must satisfy all the requirement of the New York graduated driver license law; otherwise known as GDL. If you are under the age of 16 you may obtain a learner’s permit but you cannot drive under any circumstances. Even if you possess a driver’s license from another state, it will not transfer in New York. This law is based on codified public policy. GDL requires that you must have a learner’s permit for a minimum of 6 months before you can apply for a driver’s license. We will help you prepare for all required exams.
4 Vital Steps
The New York DMV website has umpteen pages of rules and regulations. It seems like every other line is a reinforcement of what you cannot do. Allow us to make it clear for you. There are essentially 4 things that you must do to obtain a driver’s license for New York state. First, you must obtain a learners permit. If you are over the age of 16, during that time, you may only drive while supervised by a licensed driver. Secondly, you have to take a certified driving class. After the class is completed you can take the road test. Now you’ve reached the finish line – pass go and get your long awaited driver’s license.
We have some good news for you. If you complete driving school, you won’t have to take the written exam to obtain the learner’s permit. If you decide not to complete the driving course, you will face 20 questions. The law stipulates that you must answer 14 of those questions to pass. The test is not as difficult as it seems. In reality, if you don’t pass the first time, you can take it as many times as necessary. To pass the test, you will must have knowledge of New York traffic laws, how to read road signs and safe driving tactics.
Motorcycle and Moped Permits
The only difference between obtaining a standard learner’s permit and a motorcycle/moped permit is the vehicle. The process is the same for both types of permits. The state of New York requires that anyone operating a motorcycle or moped possess a class M or class MJ motorcycle license. We are sure that you know all the statistics about driving motorcycles so we don’t need to tell you how dangerous they can be. A higher level of focus and skill is required to operate them. They require physical agility and intellectual prowess. We will make sure that you possess both.