How to Pass Your Ohio Permit Test in 2014

Driving in any state is a privilege. If you want to drive in Ohio you will need to get your Ohio driver license which can be obtained from the Ohio DMV. It will take time, practice and dedication to get your license, but remember all good things require effort. This guide will make the process simpler by helping you know which steps to take. This guide will save you time and money while you work toward your OH driving test. Good luck!

How To Proceed

  1. 1

    Pick Up a Copy of the Digest of Ohio Motor Vehicle Laws

    To drive you need to know what laws apply to you. You can find a listing of these laws in the Digest of Ohio Motor Vehicle laws also known as the drivers handbook. Pick up a copy from your nearest Bureau of Motor Vehicles or find one online. The Ohio Department of Motor Vehicles in also known as the BMV.

  2. 2

    Study Your Manual

    Now that you have a manual, start studying it. You will need to learn all of the material in this guide, so pay attention.

  3. 3

    Take an Ohio BMV Practice Test

    Taking actual tests at the BMV takes time and money. Before you head in, take a few practice tests to make sure you are ready. These tests will simulate the actual BMV test and will include multiple choice questions about driving laws in Ohio. Taking an Ohio practice test is well worth your time.

  4. 4

    Go to a Local Driver Examination Station

    Find your nearest driver examination station. Take along the necessary paperwork to prove your identity, name, date of birth social security number (if you have one). You can find a complete list of acceptable documents from the Ohio DMV. If you are under 18 you will need to bring your parent. Make sure they bring identification as well. The fee will be $22.

  5. 5

    Take Your Vision Test

    You will need to take a vision test before you can get an Ohio drivers license. This test can be taken with contacts or glasses, but then you will need to wear corrective lenses at all times while driving.

  6. 6

    Take Your Written Test

    You will take 2 written tests prior to receiving your permit. One will cover road regulations and the other signs. If you understand the information in your drivers handbook, you should be able to easily pass the test.

  7. 7

    Enroll in Ohio Driving Schools

    Driving school is a great way to learn how to drive properly. It is required for all drivers under 18 and recommended for all other first time drivers. Make sure you choose a school that is recognized by the state and that you get a certificate of completion when you are done.

  8. 8

    Use Your Permit to Practice

    With your permit you can drive in Ohio with a licensed driver of at least 21. Practice during the day and at night and during a variety of road conditions including sun, rain, snow and ice.

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    Schedule Your Driving Test in Ohio

    Once you are comfortable you can take your driving test. During this test you will be required to show a variety of skills including stopping, starting, turning, backing up, making left and right turns, giving turn signals, driving in your lane and maintaining a safe distance. You will also take a maneuverability test where you will drive a vehicle through a series of markers without striking them. These two portions make up the Ohio driving test.

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    Take Your Completed Examination Forms in and Receive Your License

    Take your completed forms to the Deputy Registrar and get your Ohio drivers license. It will expire in 4 years on your birthday or on your 21st birthday, whichever comes first. Your licensing fee varies based on age but ranges between $19 and $25 dollars.

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