Drivers License - Category
Applying for a drivers license can be an overwhelming experience and most of the first time applicants don't even know where to start. Preparation is the key so you should always start by studying your state driving laws, traffic rules and road signs as these are the things you will be tested on during the knowledge permit test at your local DMV. Your state application procedures may also include additional testing procedures, such as taking a vision exam and a drivers test. Teenagers applying for a drivers license will need to meet a number of other requirements as dictated by the graduate license law.
Driver license endorsements are the exact opposite of drivers license restrictions as they provide you with additional driving privileges. Although most of the driver license endorsements concern commercial driver licenses, also called CDLs, some of them can also apply to a regular operator's license. A motorcycle endorsement is a good example, as it gives the driver the right to operate a motor vehicle. A good example of an endorsement that is reserved for commercial driver licenses only is a HAZMAT endorsement that allows for transportation of hazardous materials.
In certain cases, a number of restrictions may be placed onto your drivers license. Restrictions may limit your driving privileges to operating a certain type of motor vehicles or driving only under specific conditions. Restriction codes vary between states and you can always check the codes specific to your state by contacting the Department of Motor Vehicles in your states. Don't confuse these restrictions with the regular permit and license restrictions that apply to your permit or license under the graduated license law.
The latest edition of the Kentucky graduated drivers license program was introduced on October 1, 2006. The graduated driver license requirements apply to everyone who chooses to apply for a Kentucky drivers license before he or she turns 18. The program addresses the issue of high crash rates among teenage drivers and utilizes a number of restrictions that were designed to improve the current situation. Today, similar graduated license programs are used by most states around the country and their effectiveness has be statistically proven.
A new law which will go into effect this September will require all Virginia parents to take a 90 minute drivers education course. The class will educate parents on the dangers of teen driving and highlight the restrictions that are posed onto the drivers who are under 18 years of age. Teens won't be granted a driver's license unless their parents present proof that they completed one of these classes.
Wisconsin will follow up other states in the move to make public roads safer by introducing a ban on texting behind the wheel. The law will go into effect on Dec 1, 2010 and drivers who choose to ignore the law can be slapped with a fine as high as $400.
Driving is a responsibility, not a right - we all heard this phrase more than once. However, another responsibility that we have is raising the safe driving awareness among thousands of teenage drivers who hit the roads for the first time every year. The Mobile Country Public Schools in Alabama are doing a great job with the annual Drivers Ed Road-E-O event, the experience that teaches teenage drivers how to respect the potential dangers of the road and brings public attention to the current issues.
The Iowa Department of Transportation is implementing the new program for the drivers license issuance. Most of the rules and procedures remain the same - you still need to jump through all the hoops before you get your Iowa driver's license, however starting April 19 you will not get the license on the spot at the DOT office.
If you ever plan on driving on North Dakota public roads, you will need to obtain a drivers license. The licensing procedure depends on your age and receiving your North Dakota drivers license can take anything from couple of days to six months.
Whether you are a resident of Wyoming or came from another state, if you want to drive on public roads, you will have to have a valid driver's license. Those who already hold a driving license issued by a different state can swap it for the Wyoming driver license without any additional testing.