DMV Drivers Licenses
Before you can enjoy freedom of the road, you need to get a drivers license. A drivers license is a card that permits you to operate a motor vehicle. Drivers licenses can also used as a form of identification.
Each state issues its own drivers licenses. You’ll need to get a drivers license in the state where you live. Find your local state agency for more information about getting licensed.
State Licensing Agencies
Nearly every state in the United States has its own agency that oversees licensing and vehicle registration. This is where you’ll go to apply for a drivers license and apply for your vehicle title and registration.
This agency is generally called the Department of Motor Vehicles, also known as the DMV, but depending on your state, it can also have a different name, such as the Department of Public Safety or the Department of Driver Services.
Traffic Laws in Your State
Each state has its own set of laws for operating motor vehicles. Your state decides its own speed limits, laws on distracted driving, and more. You need to learn the specific traffic laws and signs in your state in order to earn your license and be a safe driver.
Requirements for Getting a Drivers License
Requirements for earning your drivers license depend on your age and what state you live in. The minimum age for getting a license is usually between 16 and 18 years old.
The DMV drivers license requirements vary widely from state to state, but generally you must pass a knowledge exam and a driving test. Many states also require you to complete drivers education and professional in-car training.
Check with your DMV or local agency more information about how to earn a drivers license in your state.