Just like other states that have high number of accidents, Mississippiimplemented a graduated driver licensing (GDL) program to help first time driver’s license applicants become more responsible driver. Under the GDL program, applicants must reach certain age- and experience-related milestone before they can get a full driver’s license. The first step on your path to getting a Mississippi driver’s license is to obtain your learner’s permit.However you will have to take a written permit test before you are issued with your learner’s permit.
If you are a new Mississippi resident and you have an out-of-state driver’s license or learner’s permit, the Department of Public Safety office will not allow you to transfer it. As a result you will have to complete all the requirements of the GDL program
Once you have all the required documents and you are ready to take the written permit test, book an appointment with the Department of Public Safety office and prepare for the test. The test has a series of multiple choice questions and is mainly based on the Mississippi Driver’s Manual. The topics that are covered in the written test include: Mississippi traffic laws, road signs, vehicle safety, defensive driving, vehicle positioning, signaling and communicating to other drivers, parking, sharing the road, road signage, entering and exiting the freeway, lane use, and accident and emergency procedures. You will need a pass score of 80% to obtain your learner’s permit.
When preparingfor your test, the Department of Public Safety office recommends they you read through the Mississippi driver’s manual which has everything that will be set in the written test. However, you can also opt for an online practice test. The online practice tests will help you gauge how you will score in the real test, it will help you get familiarwith how questions in the test are structured, it will help you review all the information that you need to know for the test and it will also help you identify your areas of strengths and weaknesses. With a good idea of how you will score, you will feel more confident when you do the test.