If you’re looking to get your Alabama learner’s permit, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we’ll go through all the details you need to know.
In Alabama, anyone 15 years of age or older can get a learner’s permit. It is used to practice driving under the supervision of a licensed driver. It allows you to get used to the car and driving in general before being you drive unsupervised.
Every new driver under 18 years old must have driven with a permit before progressing to a restricted or unrestricted driver’s license.
To obtain your permit, you have to:
Once you complete all of the above, you’ll be issued a Class D License with a “Y” restriction. This restriction means you MUST have a driving instructor or licensed adult over 21 in the seat beside you when you drive.
If you are 19 or younger, you are required to have proof of either High School graduation or enrollment to apply for a permit.
The most difficult part of obtaining an Alabama driver’s permit is passing the knowledge test as statistics show that about 50% fail nationwide. We strongly recommend that you come prepared for the test so you don’t risk failure. Sign up for our popular Alabama DMV prep course or try our practice tests today.
When driving with a learner’s permit, you must abide by the following restrictions:
The restricted license is the next step and can be issued to anyone 16 years or older that is capable of operating a vehicle. You can obtain a restricted license by completing the road skills test.
This license will allow you to drive unsupervised, but it’s subject to a number of restrictions explained further below.
Anyone between 16 to 18 that has driven with a learner’s permit for at least 6 months can apply for a full license.
You must pass a vision test, a knowledge test, and a road skills exam to get the license unless you have already passed these exams earlier on as part of the Graduated Licensing System.
That’s everything you need to know about getting your Alabama learner’s permit. We hope this was helpful. If you need any help studying for your upcoming knowledge or driving exams, use Zutobi. Our platform is the perfect study resource with a summarized handbook, Alabama practice tests, and a gamified learning experience on the web and mobile.
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