License and Identification (ID) Card Information
To apply for a driver license if you are over 18, you will need
to do the following. [Also check this DMV site if you have unusual
circumstances. I cover only how an English-speaking, American
teen can get a license to drive a car.]
Take a driving course that will earn you a DMV-approved certificate
Get your drivers license fast! DriversEd.com- your ticket to freedom.
When it comes to home instruction, not one other course seems
as vital as drivers education. It begins with learning safety
as a pedestrian, and progresses through bicycle safety. Then,
before you know it, you have a 15 year old teen who wants to
earn a drivers license and drive the family car in traffic! At
night! During bad weather!
In order to ensure that Milpitas teens and others from the
state that find this page begin to understand the responsibilities
that go with driving, GoMilpitas.com has affiliated with DriversEd.com
to bring you the best preliminary drivers education class in
Community service organizations may become sub-affiliates
of A to Z Home's Cool Drivers Ed and earn $19.95 per enrolled
student for the course, or 20% of other product earnings. The group must place an ad on their website or blog promoting the course, and the link will be duplicated here.
There are also some driving schools in other Silicon Valley
StarS Driving School
Learn to drive and qualify for a license in four weekend days.
Teen program available. Discount coupon in phone book. Out of
Be prepared with proper identification documents, proof of
insurance, for the vision screening, and for the photograph.
Application form DL 44 - you can get this at the DMV field office.
Obtain your parents'
or guardians' signatures on the application form DL 44. When
parents or guardians sign for a minor to get a driver license,
they are stating that they will accept financial responsibility
for that minor. Your parents will need to call their auto insurance
agent to check what adjustments may need to be made to include
a teen driver in their policy.
Apply For a Social Security Card
If you need to replace a lost Social Security card, change the
name shown on your card, or request a replacement card, you need
to complete Form SS-5 which is available for download.
Or you can call 1-800-772-1213.
Pay the $12 application fee (This fee entitles you to three
exams of any type within the 12-month period and pays for both
the instruction permit and the driver license. If all requirements
are not met within the 12-month period, the application becomes
void and all steps must be completed again.)
Pass a traffic
laws and sign test. There are 46 questions on the test. A
passing score is at least 39 correct answers. You have three
chances to pass the test. If you fail, you must wait 7 days before
taking it again.
Congratulations! You passed the written test! What do you
do for the next 6 months?
Locate a driving school and take the three 2-hour sessions
of on-road instruction. [New in 2004]
Begin your on road driving lessons with your parent or guardian
or other licensed driver 25 years old or older.
Complete 50 hours of practice with an adult 25 years or older.
The adult must have a valid California driver license and certify
to the 50 hours of practice. At least 10 of the 50 hours must
have been done at night.
Learn all you can on how to be the best driver you can be.
Learn how to take care of the car entrusted to you.
Here are a few easily digestible guidelines for scooter safety
that everyone who uses scooters should observe.
Teen New Drivers'
Advice from one teenager to others. Some advice adults would
probably not think to point out, such as how to best navigate
a school parking lot, or that it is best not to hit a school
bus. Look out for anything to do with the mail. If there's one
deer there's bound to be another.
Winter driving on roads and highways in the snowcapped mountains
of California can be a pleasant adventure or it can be frustrating,
tiring and sometimes even hazardous. The California Department
of Transportation provides the following information to help
make your mountain driving safe and pleasant.
Before being eligible to take your driving test you must:
Be 16 years old
Have possessed your permit for a minimum of six months
Have completed 50 hours of practice with an adult 25 years
or older. The adult must have a valid California driver license
and certify to the 50 hours of practice. At least 10 of the 50
hours must have been done at night.
You will also need to show proof of insurance for the vehicle
you will be taking your drive test in.
After you pass your drive test you will be issued an interim
license valid for 60 days until you receive your new photo license
in the mail. Double check your address before you leave DMV and
tell the DMV representative if you have moved or if your address
is incorrect. If you have not received your license after 60
days, call (916) 657-7790 and they can check on the status for
you. Have your interim license with you to provide information
If you fail your drive test, you must wait two weeks before
you can take the test again. You have three chances to pass.
Congratulations! You passed the road test! You have been issued
license, which has these restrictions for the next year.
During the first 6 months you are licensed to drive you must
be accompanied by a driver 25 years of age or older if you drive
between the hours of 12 a.m. and 5 a.m. or if you have passengers
under the age of 20 in the car at any time.
During the second 6 months, you must still be accompanied
by a driver 25 years of age or older if you drive between the
hours of 12 a.m. and 5 a.m., however, now you may have passengers
under the age of 20 in the car without supervision between the
hours of 5 a.m. and midnight.
Persons under 18 may not be employed to drive a motor vehicle.
When you become 18, the provisional part of your license ends.
You may continue to drive as an adult using your photo license,
which will expire on your 4th birthday after the date you applied.
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