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Getting a Learner?s Permit is Easy


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December 4, 2013

Getting a Learner's Permit is Easy and the DMV's AnswerMan tells you how!

SACRAMENTO - Remember to bring your thumb to the DMV! That's just one of many useful tid-bits the DMV AnswerMan has for you! In this latest episode geared for teens, the DMV AnswerMan gives helpful tips on how to get a driver license for the very first time.

He explains the application process, some of the documents needed, how to find a driving school, how to study for the exam and important things to bring to the DMV such as your glasses or contacts for the eye exam, birth certificate and other documents, a parent or guardian's signature, and your thumb for a thumbprint!

Recently, DMV hit the streets and prompted citizens to ask the DMV AnswerMan DMV-related questions. The AnswerMan answers each question in his quirky style, telling funny anecdotes about himself or his friends and family while getting important DMV points across.

This is episode five out of a total of nine DMV AnswerMan videos that will be periodically posted on the Web with new installments coming in the future. All of the past AnswerMan videos can be viewed on the DMV's YouTube channel.

Getting Learners Permit

Don't Stand In Line, Go Online! Doing business with the DMV has never been easier. The DMV offers an array of services to customers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through its Website including online advance appointments for written and drive tests; vehicle registration and driver license renewals, selection of personalized license plates, changes of address and payment of fees via secure debit transactions. Customers can also effect transactions by calling DMV customer service at (800) 777-0133. DMV is a department under the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA).


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