12Jul 2015

For first time driver’s license applicants in Nevada, the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) required that you achieve all the milestones under the graduated driver licensing (GDL) program before you obtain your full driver’s license. The GDL program is designed to help first time driver’s licenseapplicants become more responsible drivers when they are issued with their driver’s license. Some of the milestones under the GDL program include first obtaining a learner’s permit and taking a written permit test. However if you are younger than 18 years old, you will be required to complete a DMV approved driver’s education program.

If you just moved to Nevada, you have 30 days to transfer your out-of-state driver’s license or learner’s permit.The Nevada DMV will not require you to take a Driver’s Ed course if you have an out-of-state driver’s license, and you are more than 18 years old. Teens with an out-of-state learner’s permit must take a driver’s education course. After finishing the course you will have to submit a completed Beginning Driver Experience Log (Form DLD130). It is important to note that, you can drive in Nevada if you have an out-of-state learner’s permit as long as you are being supervised by a licensed driver who is at least 21 years old.

The Nevada written permit test is composed of 50 questions in a multiple-choice format. The questions are based on the NV driver manual and cover the following topics: Nevada traffic laws, trafficsigns and their meanings, vehicle safety, road signage, parking, sharing the road, entering and exiting the freeway, safe driving, lane use, and accident and emergency procedures. To pass the test you must answerat least 80% of the questions correctly.

To prepare yourself for your Nevada written permit test, you can read through the Nevada driver manual which has comprehensive information that is contained in the test. The MVD also offers an app that is meant to help first time applicants prepare for the test. In addition, you can also opt for online practice test which will give you a chance to test yourself and measure your level of readiness.

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