New York Driver's License

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New York Learner's Permit

In New York, you must be 16 years old to get a Learner's Permit. After you have held your Learner's Permit for six months you are eligible to take your road test. Your Learner's Permit is considered Stage 1 of the New York Graduated License Law and requires a minimum of 50 hours of supervised behind-the-wheel practice, 15 of which must be in complete darkness. It is also recommended that at least 10 hours of supervised practice driving be in moderate to heavy traffic. All new drivers are also required to take a written Road Rules and Road Signs knowledge test which contains questions on New York traffic laws, road signs and rules of safe driving. At Stage 2, the new driver is eligible to take their road skills test to receive a restricted Junior Driver's license.

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New York Road Test Requirements

After you've completed the Driver Education Course requirements you are eligible to complete your driving skills test. 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. A New York DMV driver license examiner will administer the road test and you will need to supply your own vehicle. Before taking you out on the road 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.

New York Road Test Maneuvers

The passenger car road test will test your ability to make basic maneuvers needed in everyday driving. The license examiner will be looking for you to demonstrate basic driving skills and knowledge of traffic laws.

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Be prepared to perform the following maneuvers during your 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. We suggest you also review the New York Driver Manual.

Driver's License Documentation Requirements

Before you head to the New York DMV 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 New York License

Scheduling Your Road Test Appointment

Schedule your road test on-line or schedule by phone at 1-518-402-2100. You can select the site, the date, and the time of your road test. You will receive directions to your road test site, which you can also get on the DMV web site.

If you fail the test, the examiner will explain why and instruct you on how to re-take it. Your Class D or DJ permit, or other permit for a non-commercial license, is valid for up to two road tests. If you do not pass your second road test, you may continue to practice driving until the date the permit expires. Before you schedule another road test, you must return to a motor vehicle office and pay a $10 fee for two additional road tests.

New York GDL

Being one of the safest states for teen drivers, New York has a comprehensive graduated driver license system that helps keeps teens off the road until they are fully ready to drive safely. In a recent study, it has been proven that this method of graduated driver licensing works at lowering teen accidents.

Stage 1: Learner's Permit

A new driver must be at least 16 years old to apply for a learner's permit. The required holding period for a learner’s permit is 6 months. The licensee must complete 50 hours of driving time, 15 of which is for nighttime driving.

Stage 2: Junior License

The licensee must be at least 15 years old to qualify for a junior license. The nighttime restriction for a junior driver’s license is not being allowed to drive between the hours of 9 PM to 5 AM. The licensee is not allowed to have more than one passenger under the age of 21 years old.

Stage 3: Full License

In order to remove the nighttime and passenger restriction in New York, the licensee must be 17 years old --- 18 if the licensee did not undergo driver education.

Learner's permit holders are not allowed to drive unless supervised by a supervising driver aged 21 or older. The DMV recommends that all learners have a minimum of 50 hours of supervised practice driving before they take their road tests, with at least 15 hours done after sunset. It is also recommended that at least 10 hours of supervised practice driving be in moderate to heavy traffic.

New York GDL Guide: http://www.nydmv.state.ny.us/youngerdriver/gradLicense.htm

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