You must be at least 16 years old to apply for learners permit. , you must clear a vision test, pass a traffic laws and road signs test, and pay the required fee to receive your learners permit. You have to show that you understand the meaning of Connecticut traffic signs. You will also have to show that you understand traffic instructions in English. If you want to see how you understand the signs, take the free sample test here. To get your Drivers License, you need demonstrate satisfactory operation of a motor vehicle and clear any physical or mental examination the DMV may find necessary to gauge your ability to operate a motor vehicle safely.
All Learner’s Permit Holders Who Obtain a Permit ON OR AFTER AUGUST 1, 2008 In addition to classroom work, permit holders need at least 40 hours of behind-the-wheel training before applying for their driver’s license.
Holders of out-of-state licenses are normally waived from taking a driving test if they are 16 years of age or older and as long as they clear the vision and knowledge test on traffic laws and road signs. However, driving tests are required for any out-of-country license holders.
Teens: All applicants who are 16 or 17 years of age must have at least 20 hours of behind the-wheel training. This training may be accomplished by any combination of professional (driving school) instruction or home training. Parents or legal guardians are required to complete a two hour class concerning teen driving laws. You must have held a learners permit for 180 days before taking the road skills test.