Requirements to obtain your Indiana Drivers Permit:
In order to apply for your drivers license in Indiana you must first obtain your learner’s permit. It is required for all new drivers to start with a DMV approved learners permit before applying for a drivers license. This allows the student to get acclimated with driving on the road and in real-world situations.
Drivers under 16 years of age and at least 15 years old must take a state approved drivers education course. Upon application, they must be able to provide their full legal name, date of birth, and social security number. If a social security number or birth certificate is not available they must provide other legal identification before proceeding. They must take a knowledge based written test along with a vision screening test.
The knowledge based exam contains information in the DMV Drivers Handbook. This is a 50 question multiple choice which is broken down into two sections. Applicants are able to miss 2 of the 16 questions on road signs, and 6 of the 34 questions on traffic road rules. You do not need to make an appointment to schedule the test. Walk-ins can take the exam at the BMV. A passing score is 84% or higher.
If a student has gained their learners permit and is under the age of 18 they must have a legal licensed driver over the age of 25 in the car with them when driving. If the student is over the age of 16 they do not need to take a drivers education course to obtain a learners permit and at 18 they can apply for their unrestricted license. It is still highly recommended to take at least 6 hours of driver education.
For more information and to sign up for classes visit: https://www.allstardrivereducation.com/class/goshen-area-teen-online-and-behind-the-wheel/