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Applying for the First Driver License or Permit in Illinois

In order to get your first driving license in Illinois or the learner permit as a young driver, you must apply and pass a written exam. Following are the requirements for a Driving Permit in the state of Illinois:

  • The minimum age in Illinois is 15 and under 18 years old
  • Visit a Driver Services Department (Illinois Secretay of State) DSD office, complete and submit an original application form (only an original  form will be accepted). The information required include the Social Security Number and the signature of both of your parents or guardians on this application.  
  • Stamp a thumb print
  • Have your photo taken
  • Your birth certificate (original or certified copy).
  • Provide your full legal name.
  • Provide proof that you have completed driver education and/or driver training and/or enrolled and participating in an approved integrated driver education/driver training program. This document must be signed by a licensed or authorized driving instructor.
  • Have your photo taken
  • Pass a vision exam. You must have at least 20/40 combined vision.
  • Pass a hearing test
  • Pass a traffic laws and sign test. The test is based in the Illinois Rules of the Road handbook, available in this page.
  • Pay for the exams.

    Use the following link to find a Driver Services Department (Illinois Secretay of State) DSD office near to your home in Illinois:

    Illinois - DSD Office Locator

    Illinois Driver's License: How to Pass the Written Test

    In order to earn your Illinois Learner License, you must pass a DSD written exam about traffic laws, signals and road rules. You should have correct at least 80% of the questions.

    1. TRAFFIC LAWS: Applicants should distinguish between the different Illinois laws regarding alcohol related laws, liability insurance laws, implied consent laws and right of pedestrians. They must know the penalties related with these laws, if any are violated. Applicants must be familiar with the steps involved normal driving procedures as changing lanes, parking, distances, right of way and different rules regarding speed limits, driving in highway, etc. They also must identify the proper procedure to following, in case of accident and emergencies

    2. SIGNALS TEST: Applicants should be able to recognize and act according to the different traffic signals used in Illinois and USA. They must to know and differentiate the meaning of the sharps and the colors of the signs found in Illinois (there are signs to inform, signs for guide, sign that warn of hazards and signs to regulate traffic). Also, applicants must understand the proper use of the pavement markings on streets and highways and know what to do and what the driver is allow to doing.

    3. RULES OF THE ROAD: But you need to do more than just obey the laws and traffic signs. You must know the traffic rules, driving practices and that help traffic move safely. Breaking these “rules of the road” is the major cause of collisions. You must care about the safety of others on the road. Everyone is responsible for avoiding collisions. Even if someone else does something wrong, you may be found responsible for a collision if you could have done something to avoid it.

    Practice makes perfect. Use our professional Practice Exams to ensure you know what to expect during the real Illinois DSD Driving Permit Exam.

    This practice exam about TRAFFIC SIGNALS consists of 80 multiple choice questions & answers, including the most popular traffic signals used in Illinois and USA. Time limit: 80 minutes. Password: USA1199

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    This practice exam consists of 80 multiple choice questions & answers about the Illinois Driver Manual, Rules of the Road and Traffic Signs. Our Practice Exams are based on authentic Illinois  permit test required for teen students under 18. The test were created re-writing actual Illinois Permit test questions and format. Time limit: 120 minutes. Password: USA2468

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  • Read Here the Illinois Rules of the Road handbook

    Tired of looking for the official Illinois Rules of the Road book? Look no further! Below is the free online version of the latest Illinois drivers manual you will find useful when studying for your Illinois DSD Test. This DSD Manual is identical to the one available on the Illinois DSD website, so you can be sure it’s up-to-date and completely legit. Depending on the speed of your Internet connection, this Illinois DSD manual may take some time to load, so please be patient and give it a few moments. The Illinois drivers handbook will help you understand the basics of driving in Illinois and USA. Good luck!

    Read here the Official Illinois Drivers Handbook (updated 2014)


    Download the Official Illinois- Rule of the Roads - CLICK HERE

    3 Practice Tests - 240 New Questions - Illinois

    Practice Test #3 Practice Test #4 Practice Test #5

    The Practice Permit Tests #3, #4 and #5 are similar to the Practice Exam #2 (see above). The practice exams have been designed according with the Illinois DSD Driver's Handbook. All the content areas are covered in these practice mock exams, providing you with a picture of what you need to brush up on before taking the actual exam. That's the best way to prepare you for the actual Driving Permit Exam in Illinois.

    These three NEW Practice exams, based on authentic permit test, will give you a new 240 multiple choice questions & right answers, about the all the road rules and traffic signals used in Illinois and USA.

    Do not waste your time, waiting for your exam at the Illinois DSD office and failing. Learn and practice the test questions HERE before you go and write this test. And pass in the first attempt.

     Get your first driver's license is a great achievement, but not the most important. What is really important is to know all the driving laws, traffic signals and rules of the road to protect your life and the lives of others, in any state of USA.

    Deaths by traffic accidents is the number one cause of deaths due to unnatural causes in US. And these statistics could be diminished if each new driver knows and respects all the signs and rules of the road.

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