In Texas, one of the recommendations for those seeking a drivers license is to take the Texas permit practice test. An instruction permit is needed for teen drivers to legally drive on Texas public roads as long as he or she is with a licensed driver in the front seat. In other words, the teen driver must be accompanied by a person who is 21 years old and has a valid Texas drivers license. The requirements for getting an instruction permit differ depending on the applicant's age - whether the applicant is 18 years old and above or below 18 years of age. Regardless of the applicant's age, they still need to pass the Texas permit test to obtain a learners permit.
Before you go to the DMV office for application, you will need to bring the following documents:
- Proof of identity
- Signed consent from parents or legal guardian
- Drivers Education Certificate (may be required)
The Texas Department of Public Safety requires all applicants to take the written exam. This exam includes questions on:
- Traffic signs
- Safe driving techniques
- Motor vehicle laws
There are three different types of written test given: Class C, Class M, and Class A or B:
- Class C is the exam given for all original applicants
- Class M is the exam for moped and motorcycle applicants
- Class A or B is the exam for Class A and Class B vehicle operators
To pass the knowledge test, one needs to obtain a grade of 70% or higher. That's why it's essential to prepare for the exam. In some cases, applicants may be asked to take the oral examination. New residents do not need to take the written test. If you fail the exam, you will need to wait at least until the next day to take the written exam again. There is a fee for re-examination.
There are numerous online sites that offer DMV learners permit practice tests. Some are free, but in general one needs to pay a fee to take a Texas permit practice test. Since the written exams are designed to gauge the applicant's knowledge on motor vehicle laws, traffic signs and safe driving techniques, experts often advise the applicants to study the Texas Motorcycle Operators Manual due to fact that the test is stricter for motorcycles.
The Vision Test
Another type of exam that applicants must pass is the vision test. Some applicants may be asked to use corrective lenses to ensure safe driving. New residents moving into Texas will not be required to take the written exam, but they still need to pass the vision test.
The Driving Test
Applicants who are 15 to 18 years of age do not need to take the driving test, as long as they are able to present a Texas Driver Education Certificate. This training must be completed by the applicant. In addition, applicants who have completed the Department-approved Basic Motorcycle Operator Training Course will not be required to take the driving test designed for Class M (motorcycle) license, given that he or she has a valid unrestricted Texas driver license. A driving test is not required for applicants who are applying for an instruction permit.