Studying for written test

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  1. Ace Convoy

    Ace Convoy Well-Known Member

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    I finally got my drivers manual for the state of VA......


    how long did it take some of you to learn all of this and take the test?
     
  2. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    About 2-3 months. I had to take it twice because the permit age is 15 in NC and 16 in VA; I moved when I was 15. :( 

    Just...make SURE you know the manual front to back. It's a pretty small manual, and you only have to learn it once. Knowing the manual very well makes you a better driver. There are a lot of folks - especially in Virginia - that toss some of the car length and turn signal instruction out the window once they get behind the wheel. Don't do that. Don't be a douchebag.
     
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    ok thanks, I plan to keep the manual in the car when I get my liscence.

    but because I'm homeschooled I have to got through this program where I have to hold my Permit for 9 months then take the driving test then get my liscence.
     
  4. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    VA state schools have to keep their permit for 90 days, so it's not that big of a difference. I'm not sure if this is the same for all of the Virginia DMV - they might break it up by region - but I remember that, when my 90 days was up and they were going to issue me my license, they had all of us kids go to this stupid-as-hell ceremony in Fairfax High School's auditorium where they made it out like we were graduating or something. It's a fucking driver's license, not a diploma...
     
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    Digilaut My name is Drift.

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    One day.
     
  6. Ace Convoy

    Ace Convoy Well-Known Member

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    90 days= 3 months

    me= 9 months.............I see this as the only downsize of being home schooled
     
  7. Ace Convoy

    Ace Convoy Well-Known Member

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    how'd you pull that off?
     
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    I didn't study for the written test. It's all pretty much common sense type stuff. At least in PA it was. But that was 16 years ago. :lol 
     
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    Digilaut My name is Drift.

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    In my country you get a 50 question test you need to fill in. Most driving schools just tell you to buy a book that contains practically everything you need to know about driving and road rules..and then you're on your own.

    Luckily my driving school offered a one day course..you practically sit there for 9 hours, get bombarded with rules and questions, and what to look out for.

    Took the test the next day, got all 50 questions right. Lucky me!
     
  10. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    Uh, yeah. I know. When I said "It's not that big of a difference," what I meant was "all kids have to go through a waiting period," not "I think 9 months and 3 months are the same."
     
  11. Ace Convoy

    Ace Convoy Well-Known Member

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    oh,sorry I misunderstood.


    Now I just need a job to pay for my own insurance...
     
  12. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    What type of car are you getting? If you stick with something the insurance companies consider a safe vehicle for student drivers - usually a 4-door sedan or a wagon - you'll probably only have to pay like $200-$300 bi-annually.
     
  13. Ace Convoy

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    92 Ford Taurus Gl sedan From my Grandfather

    The 6 month plan is $889.71 which is what I plan to do
     
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    Ouch, did they offer some vasoline with that?

    Chuck
     
  15. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    That's REALLY high. Something is wrong there. I'm paying $750 for three cars, two with comprehensive coverage, every 6 months.
     
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    I'm in VA, and I recall spending about 10 minutes browsing through that manual. I passed.

    However, my sister failed the test twice a couple of years later. Her test had bizarre motorcycle questions on it, whereas mine was relatively straightforward.
     
  17. Ace Convoy

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    .....it's not a bad car... google pic below
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    .......there is something wrong there..
     
  18. jorod74

    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

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    i picked up the AL driver's book, stopped at McDonald's on the way home, had it finished by the time i got home.
    went back the next day, missed just one question.

    Had to take a required EVOC course and driving test. i breezed through it.

    a few years later, i studied for more endorsements on my driver's license. 2 days reading, and i went in to take multiple written tests on the same day. I left the test site with Hazmat, Passenger, Tanker endorsements.
    Then had to take a driving test less than a month later.

    the point of this- the written test to get a permit is easier than falling off a log. 99 percent common sense, 1% recalling something trivial.

    if you peruse your book a few times and don't obsess, you can pass it in your sleep. And the driving tests are even easier.
     
  19. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    If you've already picked up that insurance, you need to call them and hassle them about that price.

    If not, look around at Allstate, Progressive, Geico, State farm, etc. You're going to pay a bit more with Allstate and State Farm, but - and this is my opinion only - you're going to get faster, better coverage with them if you're ever in an accident.
     

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