How to Pass Your Georgia DDS Permit Test in 2014

Many people feel a bit nervous before they get their first Georgia driving license. If you feel this way, you are not alone. It common to feel overwhelmed and nervous before a big change and getting a drivers license is a big deal. However, getting a license is a little easier if you know where to go and what to do. This helpful guide will make the process much easier from getting your Georgia drivers permit to passing the test.

How To Proceed

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    Learn the Georgia Drivers License Requirements

    There are several requirements that must be met if you want to get a Georgia drivers license. It is important to be sure that you qualify before you put in a lot of time and effort into studying for your test. In Georgia you must be at least 16 to drive. If you are under 17 you must go to driving school. You must also have a social security number and pass a vision test. You can find out the exact requirements at the Georgia DDS.

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    Pick Up a Copy of the Georgia Drivers Manual

    You can pick up a copy of the most recent drivers manual at the Georgia Department of Driver Services. You can also find the manual online. This will be a great resource for you to use as you study for your Georgia permit test.

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    Study the Information Carefully

    Once you have your drivers manual study the information inside carefully. This information will be presented on your test and you want to be as familiar with it as possible. Consider taking a Georgia permit practice test. This will help you prepare and will allow you to see if you fully understand the information in your manual.

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    Fill Out Georgia DDS Paperwork

    Once you have taken a Georgia learners permit practice test and are comfortable with your performance, you can go to the DDS to get started filling out paperwork. You will need to take your parents with you since they will need to sign your application. If you are a 16 year old driver you also need to complete drivers training at one of many Georgia driving schools. You will take a vision test at this time. Take along documentation that proves your identity. You need to know your social security number, but you do not need your card.

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    Take the Georgia Learners Permit Test

    After your paperwork is filled out, you will be ready to take your Georgia DDS test. This will be a written test that will ask a variety of questions about road safety and traffic laws in Georgia. If you have carefully studied, you shouldn’t have any problems with this test since the information is taken directly from the Georgia drivers handbook.

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    Start Practicing with Your New Permit

    Once you get your permit, start practicing. Make sure that you have a licensed driver over 21 in the car with you. If you are a minor you will have to hold your permit for at least 1 year and 1 day. This will give you plenty of time to get your practice in. Be sure to practice your Georgia defensive driving skills.

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    Keep Careful Records and Track Your Driving Hours

    Minors in Georgia have to get at least 40 hours of behind the wheel practice in, with at least 6 at night before they can qualify for a license. As you practice keep track of your hours on a special form so that you will be ready when it comes time for your official test.

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    Schedule an Appointment for your Skills Test

    While an appointment isn’t required for your skills test, it is highly recommended. Without an appointment, you may not be able to get in and you will certainly have to wait a long time. You can contact the Georgia Department of Driver Services directly to schedule an appointment. You will need your permit number so have it handy.

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    Take Your Skills Test

    Once you feel confident with your driving and have the required number of hours, take your skills test. This test will demonstrate that you can safely drive in Georgia and that you are aware of proper driving protocols. Bring your own vehicle and make sure that it is insured and registered. When taking the test make sure to drive safely, wear your seat belt and listen carefully to the test administrator.

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    Enjoy Your New License

    If you pass the test you will be ready to get your new drivers license. Have fun and make sure that you keep driving safely so that you can enjoy many great years on the road.

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