Colorado Permit Test 2013
No matter how old you are, if you are applying for a drivers license in Colorado and don't hold a license that was issued by a different state, you will have to take the 2013 Colorado drivers permit test. The Department of Motor Vehicles wants to make sure that you know the driving rules and that's what the 2013 Colorado permit test was designed to do - assess your knowledge of the state driving law. More than a half of all first time applicants fail the Colorado permit test the first time they take it, so if you want to make sure you pass the test the first time, you should invest some time into preparing for it.
Colorado Permit Test Questions
One of the most common mistakes made by the first time Colorado drivers license applicants is underestimating the level of questions they will encounter on the drivers permit test. They go online, read reports that the test is very easy and that many people passed the test without even studying for it and they follow the example of those who did not study. Which leads to them failing miserably. We do not deny that some people know the driving rules well enough so they can answer most of the permit test questions without spending extra time on studying the signs, traffic rules and driving laws, but according to the statistics, the majority of the applicants don't belong to this group.
Your Colorado permit test questions will cover not only the basics of driving and they will require you to prove that you know virtually every driving rule there is and that you are able to deal with any possible on road situation at least in theory. Just to give you an idea of what the real permit test will be like, here is a sample practice permit question:
On a narrow mountain road, which vehicle has the right of way:
a) The one with more than two passengers present in the vehicle
b) The one going uphill
c) The one that is moving faster
d)The one with a higher gross weight
You can find the correct answer to this Colorado sample permit question at the end of the page.
Your Colorado permit test will have 25 questions like the one above and you will need to answer at least 20 of them correctly, so the passing score for the permit test is 80%.
Preparing for the Colorado Drivers Permit Test
When it comes to studying for the learners permit exam, there are plenty of materials that you could use, both free and paid. The first place for you to start your research is the official Colorado permit test manual. The book contains a detailed description of the current licensing procedure and contains all Colorado driving rules and regulations, so you should be able to pass the test just by reading the handbook.
Practice permit tests also come handy when you are already done with the book and want to see if you are ready to tackle the real exam. Although not very useful when used the the only source of information, taking a Colorado practice permit test can help you locate the rules you might have missed and help you get accustomed to the wording that is used on the real Colorado permit test. Practice tests are usually available online and you can either take a free test or purchase a test package through one of the commercial driving schools. Remember that there is a free Colorado DMV permit practice test and a Colorado driving test practice quiz availbale on the site, make good use of these free study materials.
Finally, there are also Colorado drivers education classes. Please note that if you are applying for a permit and you are between 15 years and 15 years, 6 months years of age, completion of a state-approved drivers education class is mandatory. You will be required to present a copy of your Affidavit of Completion for a drivers education class on the day of your application for a permit.
Those who are over the age of 15 years, 6 months, don't have to take the class but it may still be a good idea to do so. Drivers ed classes are statistically proven to make you a safer driver and they may also make you eligible for a handsome insurance discount when you buy car insurance in your name.
Colorado Learner's Permits
There seems to be a lot of confusion as to the minimum permit age in Colorado and that is due to the fact that the Colorado graduated drivers license system is rather complex and there are four different learners permits that can be issued to applicants of different ages, each one with its own requirements. We shall quickly outline these permit so you will know what permit you should choose.
1.Drivers education permit
This type of a Colorado learners permit is issued only to those who are between 15 and 15 ½ years of age. In order to be eligible for the drivers education permit, you must complete one of the state-approved drivers education classes. Once you get your permit, you will also need to complete at least six hours of behind the wheel lessons before you can get a drivers license.
2.Driver awareness permit
Driver awareness permits are issued to applicants who are between 15 ½ and 16 years of age. In order to be eligible for the driver awareness permit, you will need to complete a four hours driver awareness class. Please note: this course is different from drivers education, it is much shorter and usually much cheaper.
3.Minor instruction permit
This type of a learners permit is issued to applicants who are between 16 and 21 years of age. There are no special prerequisites for obtaining a minor instruction permit.
Issued to applicants 21 years of age or older. Just like with the minor instruction permit, no special prerequisites exist.
Remember: although all these permits have their own set of Colorado permit restrictions, when it comes to testing, you still have to take all knowledge, vision and driving tests, no matter what permit type you choose.
Taking The Colorado Permit Test
When you picked the type of a learners permit that is right for you, you can visit your nearest DMV testing station to take your Colorado DMV permit test. When at the office, expect to be asked to do the following:
- provide proof of identity
- provide proof of birth date
- provide proof of Colorado residency
- provide your Social Security number
- if applying for a drivers education permit, an affidavit of completion is required
- if under 18 years of age, parental consent and and affidavit of Liability and Guardianship is required
- fill in the application for a learners permit
- pay the permit fee
- take a vision exam
- take the permit test
Once you pass your 2013 Colorado permit exam, you will be issued with a temporary paper learners permit. Your real Colorado permit will be mailed to you within 30 days.
The correct answer to the sample permit test question is b) the vehicle going uphill has the right of way.