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Alabama Permit Test

Alabama Permit Test 2013

Anyone who applies for a drivers license in Alabama has to prove that he is no stranger to the state driving laws by taking a 2013 Alabama permit test. The 2013 Alabama learners permit test covers the state driving laws, road signs and safe driving practices and you must be familiar with all these things before you can get behind the wheel and go for a drive. More than a half of all first time applicants fail the Alabama drivers permit test the first time they take it, so make sure to take some Alabama permit practice tests before you go in for the real test.

Alabama Permit Test Questions

The drivers permit test in Alabama contains 30 multiple choice questions and you will need to answer at least 24 of these questions correctly if you want to pass the exam. Some students think that multiple choice questions are easy because you can always pick the right answer out of the choices provided by the Alabama Motor Vehicle Devision, but this is not exactly true. Just to give you an idea of what you will be facing, here is a sample Alabama permit test question:

A complete stop is not required for the following:

a) When a school patrol member is displaying an official flag in a stop position
b) Before crossing the sidewalk when coming from an alley, private driveway or building within a business district
c) At a flashing red signal
d) In a traffic accident, if no one was injured and there are no visible damages to your vehicle
e) You are required to do a complete stop in all of the above situations

You can find a correct answer to this practice question at the bottom of the page.

When you take the real permit test, you will be asked to answer 30 questions similar to the one above and some of them will e much trickier in the way that they will offer you a few options that will look very similar, yet only one of them will be the right answer. More than fifty percent of all first time Alabama drivers license applicants fail the learners permit test because they don't treat it seriously enough and don't study. If you want to be among those who pass the exam the first time they take it, you should invest some time into preparing for it.

Studying for The Alabama Learners Permit Test

Thankfully, we live in the age when there is so much information around us that you should have absolutely no trouble finding the answers to any permit test questions the MVD can throw at you. The first place for you start your research is definitely the official Alabama drivers handbook. The manual is published by the MVD and the questions you will encounter on the permit test come directly from the manual. The book can serve as a guide to studying the rules of the road, road signs and safe driving practices and it can also help you with the licensing questions, if you have any. The drivers handbook also contains information on the Alabama graduated license law and if you are under 18 years of age, you should pay attention to the graduated license rules as they specify what restrictions you will need to observe.

Once you are done with the drivers handbook, you can try the Alabama practice permit test. You can download these permit practice tests free of charge from the Internet or purchase a test package from one of the commercial driving schools. Don't make the mistake of using these practice permit tests as the only study help when preparing for your Alabama permit test, they were not designed for this and most likely you won't pass the exam. Practice tests were developed to help you evaluate your current level of preparation and to compliment the drivers handbook. Remember that we also offer a free Alabama drivers permit practice test and an Alabama DMV practice test, these sample exams don't cost you anything and you can take them as many times as you wish.

Finally, there are also Alabama drivers education classes. Although the state does not have mandatory drivers ed programs, you may still consider taking a drivers ed class online or in person for a number of reasons. First of all, drivers ed classes do a great job of getting you ready to pass your permit test. In addition to the same information that you can find in the drivers handbook, drivers ed classes also contain a lot of additional safe driving tips and techniques. Drivers ed classes make you a safer driver and many insurance companies recognize this by granting you with an insurance discount that will come handy when it's time to renew your insurance policy.

Please remember that even though choosing the right way for you to prepare for the Alabama drivers permit test is very important, the course is only as good as the person taking it. You can waste hundreds of dollars on drivers ed classes, behind the wheel lessons and other study guides, but none of them will prepare you for the permit test unless you invest your time and patience into it.

Taking the Alabama Learners Permit Test

The minimum age for obtaining an Alabama learners permit, which is also known as the learners license, is 15, so you will not be able to take your knowledge test until you are at least 15 years of age. There are no special prerequisites for taking the test, when you think you are ready to tackle it, just visit a local drivers testing center and you will be able to to take the test during the regular office hours. You are not required to make an appointment, but make sure you are prepared to do the following when you visit the testing center:

  • provide proof of age
  • provide proof of name
  • present proof of legal presence
  • provide proof of Alabama residency
  • provide your Social Security Number
  • complete the application for a drivers license
  • take a vision test
  • take the learners permit test

At the moment, the learners permit testing fee is $5. The test is available in a number of languages other than English, such as Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, French, German, Greek, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Thai and Vietnamese. For hearing impaired, the test is also available in American Sign language.

Once you pass the Alabama permit test, you are issued with a learners permit. Please note that your learners permit comes with permit restrictions and you must observe them until you get a full unrestricted drivers license.

If you don't pass your permit test the first time, you can retake it on the next business day, however we advise that you spent more time preparing for it. Take a week or two, go through the drivers handbook again and make sure that you cover those topics you might have missed previously. Study hard and good luck on your drivers permit test!

The correct answer to the sample permit test question is ā€œeā€ - you are required to do a complete stop in all of the above situations.