Alabama Driver's License

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Alabama Learner's License

In Alabama, you must be at least 15 years old to get your learners license. All first time drivers are required to take a written Road Rules and Road Signs knowledge test which contains questions on Alabama traffic laws, road signs and rules of safe driving. It also requires a minimum of 30 hours of supervised behind-the-wheel driving practice. After you have held your learners license for six months you are eligible to take your road test when you turn 16 years of age for your Restricted License.

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Alabama Road Skills Test Requirements

The road test will last approximately 20 to 30 minutes. Your ability to drive your vehicle safely in a variety of traffic situations will be tested. An Alabama DPS driver license examiner will administer the driving test and you will need to supply your own vehicle. Don't forget...the examiner will check to see if the car you are driving has a current registration and proof of vehicle insurance.

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With the Behind the Wheel Road Test Course you'll receive a complete Vehicle Inspection and Driving Skills Checklist to use prior to leaving for your exam.

Alabama Road Test Maneuvers

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You'll need to be prepared to perform the following maneuvers during your Alabama road test:

  • Perform safe Left and Right Turns, as well as Three Point Turns
  • Proper Signaling for lane change and parking
  • Lane Usage, Right-of-way, Intersection Approach and Overall Vehicle Control
  • Backing of vehicle and making quick stops
  • Parking of the Vehicle (possibly Parallel Parking)

You'll receive a Driving Maneuvers Checklist with the road test course. For a complete list of maneuvers please see the Alabama Driver Manual

Driver's License Documentation Requirements

Before you head to the Alabama DPS Office, make sure you have all of the following required documents to get your driver's license: Acceptable Forms of Identification to apply for an Alabama License

Scheduling Your Road Test Appointment

You can contact the Alabama Department of Public Safety to schedule your road skills test in seven different locations. Appointments can be made two weeks in advance.

  • Birmingham
  • Dotham
  • Huntsville
  • Mobile
  • Montgomery
  • Opelika
  • Tuscaloosa

To schedule your road test online you'll need your Alabama Learners License Number.
http://dps.alabama.gov/Home/wfContentTableDB.aspx?ID=30&PLH1=DLOFFICES. If you happen to fail the test, and need to reschedule, most DMV offices require you to wait at least one week before you retake your test.

Alabama GDL Laws

In Alabama, GDL rules do not apply to:

  • Individuals who are 18 or older
  • Individuals age 17 or older who have valid driver's license
  • Individuals who are 16 or older that is married and is considered head of the household.

Here are the steps for a new driver in Alabama to get to a full Stage III driver's license (as of July 2010).

Stage 1: Learner's License

A new driver must be at least 15 years old to apply for an Alabama learner's license. In order to be eligible for a permit, the driver must hold the permit for a minimum of 6 months of supervised driving. The required supervising passenger must have been licensed for at least a year and is at least 21 years of age or older and is occupying the front seat beside the licensee. That driver must complete 30 hours of driving time, none if the applicant has taken driver education.

  • Stage One License Fee: $23.50
  • Stage One Road Rules and Road Signs Exam Fee: $5.00

Stage 2: Restricted License

Before applying for a provisional license, the driver must be at least 16 years old. The nighttime restriction for a provisional license holder is not being allowed to drive between the hours of midnight to 6 AM. The number of allowed passenger for this stage is 1. The licensee must hold the restricted license for a period of 6 months before applying for an unrestricted license.

  • Stage Two License Fee: $23.50

Stage 3: Unrestricted/Regular License

In order to get full driving privileges in Alabama for removing nighttime driving and passenger restrictions, the applicant must be at least 17 years old.

  • Stage Three License Fee: $18.50 for those that present the Stage Two license
  • Stage Three License Fee: $23.50 for those that do not present a State Two License

Applicants 18 or older who wish to complete all testing for a (Stage III: Unrestricted/Regular license) license must have a proof of car insurance, a vehicle that will pass inspection and must be accompanied by a licensed driver.

http://dps.alabama.gov/Documents/Forms/DriverLicense-GDL-DL-31.pdf

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