The first step to your driver’s license is to get a learner’s permit. The permit will give you the chance to practice driving under the supervision of a licensed adult.
In Connecticut, you are able to apply for a learner’s permit at the age of 16. You’ll need to hold the permit for a certain amount of time before you may sit the road test and progress to a full driver’s license. How long you must hold the permit depends on your age and training.
To receive your learner’s permit, you need to complete a number of tests, present the proper documentation, and pay the necessary fees. Here is a run-down on what to do:
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The state of Connecticut imposes different restrictions on student drivers with a permit depending on their age.
If you’re 18 or older – you will need to be accompanied by a license driver who is 20 years or older at all times. The permit must be held for 90 days prior to taking the road exam. Additionally, you will be required to take a Safe Driving Practices Course before taking the road exam. After both are completed, you will receive your full driver’s license.
If you’re under 18 – you will be faced with the following restrictions:
To be eligible to progress, you’ll need to satisfy the following requirements:
If you have completed the necessary steps above, you can schedule the road test. The road test will ultimately test you on your ability to safely operate a motor vehicle as well as your control and observance of road conditions. You’ll receive your license upon completion of the road test.
Read more about the Teen License or the Adult License in our in-depth driver’s license article.
That’s all there is to getting a learner’s permit in Connecticut. The process can seem confusing, but it doesn’t have to be as long as you know what you will be getting yourself into.
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