How to Pass Your Tennessee Permit Test in 2016

If you are ready to learn to drive in Tennessee, you will first need to do a little preparation. Before you can start driving you will need to fill out an application and pass a TN permit test. This guide will help you with the process and will teach you where you need to go and what you need to do to get a TN driver’s license. It can take time and will take effort, so be patient if passing your Tennessee drivers test takes a little longer than you had hoped.

How To Proceed

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    Get a Copy of the Tennessee Drivers Handbook

    One of the first things that you should do when preparing for a drivers license is to pick up a copy of the state handbook. This guide is filled with useful and helpful information that will teach you to drive safely and will help you to pass your Tennessee drivers permit test. You can find one at the local DMV if you want a paper copy, or can get a digital version online.

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    Read Your TN Drivers Handbook

    Once you have your drivers handbook, you need to start reading it. Many drivers assume that they know what is in the guide and only skim certain sections. When driving it is important to have all of the information, so be sure to read the entire guide carefully.

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    Take a Tennessee Practice Test

    Since going in and taking your permit test takes time and money it is important to be sure that you understand the test information before you take your first Tennessee learners permit test. Find a couple of practice tests and see how you do. If you miss a question, find the correct answer in your handbook and find out why the answer that you chose was incorrect. This will help you to learn which answers to choose when taking the actual test. Taking a Tennessee permit practice test is one of the best decisions that you can make when preparing for your license.

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    Gather Documentation to Verify Identity

    Once you are comfortable with your performance on your TN permit practice test, you can start preparing for your trip to the DMV. You will need to verify your identity by providing proof of name, address and social security number. You will need to bring a variety of different documents to the DMV to accomplish this. A complete list of acceptable documents is available online, but you will generally need a birth certificate, passport or other document as well as proof of address and a social security card.

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    Fill Out DMV Paperwork

    Next your will go to the DMV and fill out an application form. At this time you will provide your documentation and pay a small fee which is $3.50. Drivers under 18 also pay an additional $5 charge. Each application will also include a $2 application fee. You must be at least 15 and will need to take your parents if you are under 18. You will also take a vision test at this time. Minors must provide a school attendance form as well.

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    Take the Tennessee Drivers Permit Test

    The permit test will be a series of multiple choice questions. If you have studied and taken practice tests, you should easily pass. Once you complete and pass this test, you can receive your Tennessee permit.

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    Practice with a Licensed Driver

    With your permit you can practice driving. Teen drivers must hold their permits for at least 180 days and must get 50 hours of practice in before they can qualify for a license. You will need to log your hours on a 50 hour certification form which will be signed by your parent, guardian or driving instructor.

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    Schedule Your DMV Test

    Once you have met the minimum standards for a license you can contact the DMV to schedule a road test.

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    Take Your TN Driving Test

    During your driving test you will drive with an instructor. They will provide guidance and direction. If you can drive safely they will sign your road test form and you will qualify for a Tennessee drivers license. Your licensing fee will be $17.50 for 5 years plus a $2 application fee.

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    Fulfill Graduated License Terms

    While you will be able to drive alone, bear in mind that teen drivers will first receive an intermediate license. Special restrictions apply to this type of license, so understand them and follow any specific provisions to ensure that you will not lose your license for any reason.

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