Driving in the US

Driving an automobile is a huge responsibility, so getting your first driver's license may cause you to feel anxious and excited all at once. You will need to learn the driving laws in your state, as well as how to apply for a license, how much it will cost, etc. It may seem like a lot of information, but the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) provides you with everything you need to know. Your local DMV has carefully compiled a list of all the requirements and instructions related to getting a driver’s handbook, applying for a driver's license, or obtaining an ID card in your state. Please visit the DMV online at www.dmv.org, select the state where you live and follow the procedures.

When going to the DMV, it is a good idea to go early and be prepared to wait for a while. Make sure you bring along all the required documents, if you are applying for a license. If you are missing any item, your application will not be processed and you will have to return another day. It is also advised to check all your important documents to make sure that critical information such as the spelling of your name and your date of birth are written EXACTLY THE SAME way on all of your papers. If there are any inconsistencies, the DMV may refuse to issue you a license.

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