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What tests must I pass?

The State of Mississippi requires drivers to pass the following tests:

Written Exam
• The written test consists of multiple-choice questions about Mississippi traffic laws, the rules or safe driving and road signs. You must answer 24 out of 30 questions correctly to pass the test. If you fail the written test three times, you must wait 30 days before taking the test again.

Vision Screening Exam
• You must be able to pass the vision screening exam with a visual acuity of 20/40 or better in both eyes with or without using corrective lenses and a horizontal visual field of 140 degrees (binocularly) or 70 degrees temporal and 25 degrees nasal (monocularly). Drivers who have 20/50 to 20/70 acuity in both eyes will be restricted to driving during daylight hours only while using corrective lenses.

Road Skills Test
• The road skills test in conducted by a trained examiner from the Department of Public Safety. The purpose is to make sure that you understand how to operate a motor vehicle safely in accordance with the traffic laws. Tests will not be conducted if the roads are wet or slippery.

The written exam and road skills tests may be waived if you are over 18 and have held an out-of-state license for at least six months.