Student guide to getting your Driver’s License and Permit

Asia Cortez, Writer

Want to know how to get your driver’s license? Well, first you have to get your permit:

When getting your permit, you should:

  • Study: read the handbook, take test online, ask an adult who has their permit
  • Find a good DMV to take your permit
  • Things you’ll need: proof of identity, social security number, proof of Missouri address
  • There are 25 questions on the test, to pass, you have to get 20 out of the 25 questions correct

Steps to getting your driver’s license:

  1. You’ll need a car obviously (any kind, it doesn’t matter)
  2. Get to know your car. Study the buttons in the car, learn what they’re used for, and get used to them
  3. Read a driver’s handbook. Reading this will help you understand how driving will be and it will teach you the right way to drive
  4. Practice driving. You should find a big parking lot where there are no cars and drive around there. Also, recommend practicing parking as well, and be sure to have an adult with you or someone who’s 18 or older and actually knows how to drive
  5. Once you got the hang of driving and parking in the big parking lot, you could try going on the street (not the highway) and drive. You should also study the street signs and the light signals and get to know them
  6. Be sure to get your permit before you get your driver’s license.

Thing’s you might need to get your license and permit in your hand:

  • Proof of identity
  • Birth certificate/Age
  • Social security number
  • You also might need to give them your address as proof you’re living in the Missouri state

Here’s the address for the nearest permit/license testing location:

Address: 5943 NE Antioch Rd, Gladstone, MO 64119

Hours: They are open from 8am to 5pm everyday except Saturday and Sunday

Website to fill out an appointment:

Phone Number: (816) 455-5100

Bring your printed test to the DMV afterwards to get your card!