Would You Pass Your Driver’s Exam Today?October 14, 2019
Many teens count down the days until their 16th birthday, as that’s the youngest age to apply for and receive a driver’s license in Louisiana and throughout the U.S. Getting a driver’s license is a significant milestone in many people’s lives, as it grants them newfound independence and represents a major step towards maturity and adulthood.
But getting a driver license isn’t an automatic process just because someone turned 16. First, drivers must acquire a learner’s permit, which they’re first eligible to do at age 15 in Louisiana. Then, they must hold a permit for at least 180 days and complete the require amount of supervised driving. Finally, they must pass a road skills test at their local Office of Motor Vehicles location.
Both the written knowledge test for receiving a learner’s permit and the road skills test for receiving a driver license can be difficult to pass, and many first-time applicants fail. However, while applicants can take the test multiple times until they pass, once they do, they never have to take the test again, provided their licenses don’t expire and remain in good standing.
Get Instant Feedback on Your Driving Knowledge with this 10-Question Quiz
Whether you passed your driving exams decades ago or last week, there are almost certainly a few things about Louisiana’s traffic laws and driving requirements that you may be unaware of. And while most of those knowledge tidbits aren’t information you need every day, knowing them can make a big difference in your overall safety.
Ready to find out where you stand in your overall driving knowledge? Click on the quiz below to get started!
Improving your driving skills can be as simple as requesting a copy of the Louisiana Driver’s Handbook and taking a few hours to brush up on facts you may have forgotten. Enrolling in a local safe driving course can also help you significantly improve your confidence and safety behind the wheel.
How did you do? Whether you aced the quiz or got a score you’d rather soon forget, it’s important to know that learning, refining, and retaining driving skills and knowledge are lifelong pursuits—especially since traffic laws are subject to change due to new legislation every year.
How Can Driving Knowledge Help You Avoid an Accident?
Almost everyone knows the dangers associated with unfortunately common driving behaviors, such as speeding, texting while driving, and driving under the influence. But there are many other traffic laws and vehicle regulations that drivers must follow to both avoid tickets and to reduce their risks of being involved in crashes.
Louisiana traffic laws are wide-reaching and cover a huge variety of situations and scenarios that can occur on roads, including U-turns, one-way streets, four-way stops, driving near buses, driving through school zones, and more. Knowing basic traffic laws can help you get around safely most of the time, but any gaps in your knowledge can put you, your passengers, and other people on the road in dangerous situations.
If You Get Hurt in a Crash, We’re on Your Side
Ignorance of the law is never an excuse when it comes to harming others or their property, and that includes auto accidents. If you were hurt in a crash that was caused by a negligent or careless driver, whether they were speeding, texting, impaired, or failed to follow Louisiana’s traffic laws in any way, you may be eligible for compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other accident-related expenses.
The Louisiana auto accident attorneys Dudley DeBosier Injury Lawyers want to help you get the compensation you deserve. From the day you contact us, we’ll treat you the way you deserve to be treated during this difficult time. Our clients are like family to us—not numbers and dollar figures—and we’ll do everything we can to maximize your chances of getting paid. That’s the Dudley DeBosier Difference. Contact us today for a free consultation.