Arizona Drivers License
Arizona drivers license is the document that allows you to operate motor vehicles on the roads of Arizona and all over the country. Your first step in obtaining the Arizona drivers license should be choosing the right license.
At the moment, you can choose between the following driver license types:
- Class G. The graduated drivers license that is issued to drivers aged 16 to 18
- Class D. Regular drivers license
- Class M. Motorcycle driver license
- Class A, B and C. Commercial drivers licenses, CDLs.
In most cases, a regular class D drivers license should be enough for you. However, if you plan on operating a large truck or a motorcycle, you will need to get a different license for that.
Graduated Driver License
Arizona is one of the states that endorsed the GDL system. The Arizona graduate drivers license program is there to ensure that teens get enough driving experience before they hit the roads on their own and involves a multi-level process of obtaining a drivers license. The graduated drivers license system applies only to teens to are under 18. As part of the graduated drivers license program, teens have to complete an Arizona drivers education class or at least 25 hours of supervised driving before you can be issued with a learners permit.
Every Arizona driver license and learners permit applicant has to complete an Arizona permit test at a local Motor Vehicle Division office. The test is designed to evaluate your knowledge of driving rules and regulations and you should study for it by going through the Arizona drivers handbook and taking some Arizona permit practice tests.
Once you pass the exam at the MVD, you will be issued with an Arizona driving permit. You have to keep on mind that learners permit does not give full driving privileges, it has learners permit restrictions and you cannot operate a vehicle unless supervised by a licensed driver.
All first time Arizona driving license applicants are required to take a driving test. The test can be taken at one of the MVD locations or at an approved third-party site.
You are expected to provide your own vehicle for the drivers license testing. The vehicle must be in a good technical condition as it may be subjected to a quick safety inspection. If you do not own a vehicle yet, you may contact a driving school in your area and rent a vehicle for the test.
A number of skills are tested during the road exam and if you want to know more about it, you can read this detailed article on the Arizona drivers test, however if you drove enough during the supervised driving period, you should not have any difficulties passing the drivers license exam. Just drive as you usually do, don't be overcautios as you may impede other traffic and that will be counted against you.
Once you pass the test, you will be issued with your Arizona drivers license.