In order to get your driver’s license in Kentucky, the first thing you need to do is have your permit after you pass the written test. Of course, for many people, the written driver’s test can feel intimidating, and they worry that they won’t be able to pass it. Fortunately, the tests are generally quite easy. The state wants to make sure you have the knowledge to be on the roads without being a danger to yourself and others, and that’s why they test your understanding of the rules of the road. As long as you take your time and prepare for the test, you will pass handily. Let’s look at some of the best tips for getting ready for the test.

The driver’s manual

The Kentucky Driver’s Manual is the most important item you will have when you are learning the rules for driving in the state. It contains the information you need on safety, parking laws, traffic laws, and road signs, and it teaches you everything you need to know. In addition, all of the questions on the written exam come right from this manual.

Since the PDF version is available, you do not actually need to go out of your way to get a physical copy as people had to do in the past. Instead, you can download the PDF to your computer. You could also add it to your e-reader, your smartphone, and your tablet if you would like. This way, you will always have the information you need to study readily available. The earlier you start reading the manual and learning it the better, but you don’t want to rely on reading and studying alone. You also need to know how well you are retaining the information you are learning.

Online tests

The online tests will help you to understand how much you know and how much more you have to learn before you can pass your test. You can take an online test after studying the manual and then make note of the questions you got wrong. Then you can take another practice exam to see where you improved. Keep doing this and you will start to learn all of the right answers, and this will boost your confidence when it comes time for the real test. You can head to DMV Written Test. They have several tests that you can take.

Get an app

In addition to the manual and taking online tests, you should download an app for your smartphone or tablet. Apps for written driver’s preparation are available from a number of different sources. Some of the options you might want to consider include Drivers Ed app and DMV Permit Test.

A final tip

Finally, after all of the work you’ve put in to prepare for the test, there is just one more tip. Take your time when you take the test. You don’t have to rush. Read the questions carefully and the right answer should be obvious if you’ve studied.

This article originally appeared on as How to Prepare for the Kentucky Driver’s Written Test and was authored by Valerie Johnston.

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