Do I still have to get a learners permit if I am over 18?

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This is a state-by-state issue. Nevada and Wisconsin, for instance, both require permits for drivers over 18. Whereas Oregon does not. So depending on where your live, call your local DMV office for a definitive answer. 

Getting a permit requires passing a written test or what is also known as a knowledge exam. All of the multiple choice questions are based on information found in your state's drivers manual. These study books are free in most states. You can grab one from any DMV office or download one from your state's DMV Web site. You'll want to study it to pass your drivers license exam.

When you think you're ready for the exam, test your road acumen by taking a practice test. You can find these at some state DMV Web sites and at several online sites that specialize in practice tests

If you reside in a state that does not require a learners permit over 18, you may want to take a drivers ed class or some form of drivers training before scheduling a road exam. It will give you valuable driving experience and maybe, depending on your carrier, earn you discounted insurance rates. Driver ed classes, of course, are also wise for over 18 drivers in need of a learners permit.

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