All drivers getting their first drivers license in Florida are required to complete certain steps by Florida Law. This applies to those getting a learner permit or restricted license.
The Permit Test is required in addition to the DATA Course to obtain a learners license or drivers license for the first time.
DMV Exam also called Permit Test is available online for ages 14½ to 17. Age 18 and older must take this test at a local DMV office.
Permit Test covers road signs, traffic laws, and road rules. Whereas, the DATA course focuses more on how drugs and alcohol effect a person and effects their driving abilities.
The first step to get your drivers license is to complete a Traffic Law and Substance Abuse Education course. This course must be taken by anyone — regardless of age — getting their first drivers license in Florida or learners permit. The course is also known as DATA, DATE and TLSAE.
Once you have completed the DATA course the next step is to prepare for the DMV Test. This is a written test that covers Florida road signs, road rules and traffic laws. The DMV Permit Test is available online for ages 14½ to 17.
Age 18 and older must take the DMV Test at a local DMV Office.
How to Prepare for the DMV Test:
Before you take your DMV Test it is important to:
Permit Test topics covered: Braking, Car Accidents, Distracted Driving, DUI, Car Insurance Laws, Making Turns, Parking, Passing, Right of Way, Road Signs, Seat Belt Laws, and Speed Limits.
Now that you've read the Florida Drivers Handbook and practiced for your exam, the final step in getting your learners permit is to take your DMV Test. The DMV Test can be taken online or at a local DMV office.