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Driver License & ID Card

Driver License First Issuance

Driving and Skills Test

Once a driver is confident with their capabilities and all requirements have been met, a road test can be scheduled:

The applicant must present his or her TIPIC, and if under age 18, the applicant must present a driver education certificate. Applicants also must provide a vehicle in good condition for testing. An inspection will be performed before the test begins.

The road test has two parts: driving and maneuverability. During the driving test the following will be performed:

  • Stop and start
  • Turn around and back up
  • Perform turns
  • Use vehicle turn signals
  • Drive in the correct lane
  • Maintain a safe following distance

The maneuverability test has two parts:

  • Forward through markers
  • Backwards through markers

Maneuverability Test Step One

  • Drive forward through a 9’ by 20’ box formed by four markers. Measurements are taken from the center of the marker.
  • Examiner will direct driver to steer to the right or the left of the center marker.
  • Steer straight ahead and stop when the rear bumper of the car is even with the center marker and generally parallel with the course.

Maneuverability Test Step Two

  • From a stopped position at the end of step one, driver must back past the center marker.
  • Straighten the car and back through the box, coming to a stop with the bumper even with the two rear markers and generally parallel with the course.
Maneuverability Test Diagram

Before the test is complete, the driver must remove the vehicle from the test area without running over markers or performing any other disqualifying actions. Stopping, bumping markers, misjudgment of stopping distance, and not being parallel with the test area are all deductions from the overall point total. It is an immediate failure if a driver runs over or knocks down a marker, or removes the marker from the designated area.

After passing the driving and maneuverability tests, drivers may go to a deputy registrar to be issued a driver license. The driver must surrender the TIPIC at this time.

Test Failure

Upon failure of a driving or skills test, the applicant must wait seven days before retesting.

Special Accommodations

If you have special accommodations for road testing, please contact a local driver exam station.


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