Keeping Your Driver's License Getting your driver’s license The process of getting a first-time driver’s license is an important milestone. For many, it marks a “rite of passage,” and is considered an important first step toward achieving independence and becoming a young adult. Driving is not a “right” guaranteed by the constitution or laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Driving is a “privilege” that is granted by parents to their children. If abused, the privilege may be revoked or taken away.
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It is important that you know and obey the rules of the road and that you become a safe and responsible driver in sharing the roadway with other motorists. Driving is a complex task, even for the most seasoned drivers. For young drivers, it is especially difficult and can be lethal. In fact, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for persons between the ages of 15 and 20. When can I get a learner's permit? Anyone who is at least 15 years and six months of age may apply to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) for a learner’s permit. You will be required to take a knowledge and vision test.
A learner’s permit is required if you are learning to drive on public roads. A learner’s permit allows you to operate a motor vehicle when a licensed driver of at least 21 years of age is seated beside you. The driver accompanying you may be 18 years of age if he or she is your legal guardian, brother, sister, half-brother, half-sister, step-brother, or step-sister. The driver accompanying you must hold a valid driver’s license.
When you first apply for a learner’s permit, you will also complete the application process for a driver’s license. You will pay the fees for both the permit and the license. What happens if I don't pass the knowledge test?
Anyone who fails the knowledge test three times must take and successfully complete the classroom portion of a driver education course before being allowed to retake the knowledge test at the DMV. Documentation of successful completion must be provided to the DMV before being allowed to retake the test. What are the requirements for getting a driver's license? If you are a Virginia resident under age 19, you must complete a state-approved driver education program and hold your Virginia learner’s permit for at least nine months in order to obtain a driver’s license. Where can I find a driver education program?
Driver education programs are available statewide through public schools, private schools, and commercial driver training schools. The program must include 36 classroom periods and 14 in-car instruction periods – seven periods of driving and seven periods of observation. Classroom instruction must include components about alcohol safety, drug abuse awareness, motorcycle awareness, and organ and tissue donation awareness. A list of approved correspondence courses can be found on the.