10Jul 2015

Being able to drive is an exciting experience; however safety should always be a priority. As a result, the Indiana DMV has implemented a Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) program to help first time drivers’ permit applicant to become safer, smarter and more responsible drivers. The first step in the GDL program is to obtain your Indiana learner’s permit. However you will need to take and pass a knowledge exam before you can be issued with your learner’s permit.

If you are a new Indiana resident and you have an out-of-state learner’s permits, it cannot be transferred to Indiana. You will be required to follow the steps required to obtain an Indiana learner’s permit.However, if you have an out-of-state driver’s license, and you have only had it for less than six months, you will be required to get an Indiana learner’s permit. The Indiana DMV does not allow new residents to transfer out-of-state driver’s licenses unless you have met the required time length.

After you have all the required documents, you can book an appointment and visit your local driver licensing office to take the written permit test. The written test is composed of information from the Indiana Driver’s Manual. The questions mainly entail: Indiana 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.

To prepare for the test, it is recommended that you read through the Indiana Driver’s Manual, it will give you comprehensive information about what you need to know about the test. In addition, you can also take online practice test so that you experience the kind of questions that will be set on the written knowledge test. The online tests also provide a unique way to review and learn the content in the driver’s manual. In case you fail the knowledge examination on your first attempt, you will have to wait until the next business day before you retake the test again. After passing the written test, the DMV office will issue you with your learner’s permit.