10Jul 2015

Just like other states faced with a high number of teens involved in accidents, the Idaho Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has implemented the Idaho’s graduated driver’s licensing (GDL) program. The program is designed to help teens and first time driver’s license applicant to become safe and more responsible driver’s when they finally obtain their driver’s license. Obtaining g a supervised instruction permit (SIP) is the first step of the GDL program; however, you will have to complete a written permit test before you are issued with the permit.

If you are a new Idaho resident, the Idaho DMV requires that you transfer your out-of-state learner’s permit within 90 day from when you to Idaho. If you are younger than 17 years you will be required to follow the GDL process. Incase you have already completed a Driver’s Ed course from you previous state but you do not have an out-of-state driver’s license, you will be required to show proof of completing the course (Driver’s Ed certificate), the course must meet the standards of the Idaho DMV.

Though you do notneed to take a written test while applying for your SLP, you will need to take and pass the test before you obtain your restricted driver’s license. The test is composed of multiple choice questions that are directly obtained from the Idaho Driver’s manual and they cover the following topics: Idaho traffic laws, road signs, safe driving techniques, 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.

While preparing for your written test you should consider reading through the Idaho driver’s manual as recommended by the Idaho DMV. However, if you find reading the manual to be tiresome, you can opt for online practice test. A combination of the two methods will guarantee that you pass the test on your first attempt.

When you are ready and you have all the documents needed, visit your local Idaho DMV office for the test. It is advisable to book an appointment so that you minimize the waiting time when you visit the DMV office.