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Driving a Car

Knowing the rules of the road and how to operate a car properly are all important factors in staying safe while driving, both for your safety and others.  

Getting a License

Getting your license is the first step in becoming a driver.  Most states have certain regulations on how to go about getting one.  Most require some sort of written test as well as an actual driving test.  You can usually pick up study booklets with the information you will need to know to pass the test.

Here are some questions commonly used when preparing to get your license.

"Where do I get my study material?"
"Where is a good place to practice my driving?"
"Should I learn on an automatic or a stick shift?"
"Does someone need to be with me when I am practicing?"
"Is the driving test difficult?"
"Will my driver's license be good in other states?"
"What happens if I fail my test?"

If you are asked any of these questions, here are ways that you could respond.

"You will need to call your local DMV to set up an appointment to take your test."  DMV stands for Department of Motor Vehicles.

"Call a DMV to set up a date."

"You can get your study material at the DMV."
"You may want to call the DMV and see if they offer the study material online."

"Practice in a safe place with no one around."
"Maybe an empty parking lot would be a good place."

"I would recommend learning on a stick shift.  That way driving an automatic will be easy."
"I prefer learning on an automatic, it's just easier."

"Yes, you need to have a licensed driver with you while practicing."
"You first need to get a learners permit before practicing to drive."

"If you study for the driving test you should be ok."
"I did ok on the written test but had a bit of trouble on the driving part."

"You can drive from state to state with a legal driver's license from where you live."
"Yes it is good if driving to other states but if you move to another state, the laws may be different and you will need to get a license for that state."

"If you fail the test you can take it again at another time."
"Stay positive!  You're going to do just fine."

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