Alaska Learners Permit
Alaska learners permit is your first step toward obtaining a drivers license. Although the permit allows you to drive, it is not a full drivers license yet and you should observe all instructional permit restrictions while operating a motor vehicle.
Why Apply For The Permit
The instructional permit is a key link in the multi-level process of obtaining a drivers license in Alaska. Its main purpose was to enable drivers license applicants to practice their driving skills before they take the actual road test and apply for their Alaska drivers license.
How to Apply for The Instructional Permit
In order to be able to apply for the Alaska instructional permit, you will need to be at least 14 years old.
Even though you are not legally required to take a drivers education class, it might be a good idea to do so. Alaska roads may present you with very challenging situations in the future and drivers education classes can help you prepare for these challenges. Another great thing about drivers education is that it prepares you for the written exam at the DMV as well!
Every learners permit applicants is required to take a written test at the DMV. It will examine your knowledge of road regulation, road signs and safe driving techniques. It is up to you how to prepare for the test and you may want to start by checking out the state driver handbook and some practice permit tests. If you are one of the overachievers, you may also elect to take a drivers education class.
Once you pass your learners permit test, you will be issued with a permit that allows you to drive while being supervised by a licensed driver 21 years old or older.
The learners permit is intended for you to practice your driving skills on Alaska roads and it has certain restriction. The main limitation is that under no conditions you are allowed to operate a motor vehicle unless a supervising driver is present. The state also imposes a curfew and passenger restrictions onto the teenage drivers.
If you are under 18 years of age, you will be required to hold your learners permit for the minimum period of six months before you can apply for the Alaska drivers license. If you are over 18, you can apply as soon as you feel confident enough to take your driving test.