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Frequently Asked Questions
  • Applying For Your Montana Driver's License
  • Preparing For Your MT Permit Test
  • Taking Your MT Permit Test
  • Preparing For Your MT Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
  • Taking Your MT Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
  • After You Have Passed The MT Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
  • Renewing Your MT Driver's License
  • What If You're Moving To MT Or Just Visiting
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Applying For Your Montana Driver's License
When am I eligible to apply for my MT Learner's Permit?
Montana accepts applicants as young as 14 1/2 as long as the applicant is enrolled in a traffic education program that is approved by the state.
What documents do I need to take with me when I apply for my MT Learner's Permit?
When you apply for your MT Learner's Permit, you will need to bring proof of your identity, your residency in Montana and your lawful presence in the United States. If you are under 18, you will also need a parent or legal guardian's consent.
Where should I go to apply for my MT license?
Your are able to apply at a local MT DMV Office.
Who do I need to bring with me when I go to take my MT Permit Test if I am under 18?
If you are under 18, a parent or legal guardian should accompany you as they will need to give their consent.
Do I need to my eyes checked before I can obtain a MT Driver's license?
Yes. You do have to complete a vision test in order to get your MT license.
Where do I take my MT Driver's License photo?
You must take your MT Driver's license photo at the DMV office. When you take your photo, you should make sure that you wear what you would wear normally. It's extremely important that your face is clearly shown and recognizable. Look straight at the camera and do not smile, as a resting face is easier to identify.
Preparing For Your MT Permit Test
What should I use to study for my MT Permit Test?
The best way to study for the MT Permit Test is to read the entire Montana Driver's Manual. Additionally, you can find quiz questions on our website [link] that can act as a supplement to the MT Driver's Manual.
Where can I find a copy of the MT Driver's Manual?
You can find and download a copy of the MT Driver's Manual online by visiting the Montana DMV website or by visiting a DMV office in person.
Do I need to enroll in a Driver's Education course if I am under 16?
Yes. If you are under 16, you will need to enroll, attend and pass a Driver's Education course that is approved by the state.
Are there any chapters of the MT Driver's Manual that I can skip?
To have the best chance of passing your MT Permit Test, you should read the entire Manual. The Permit Test will test your knowledge of traffic safety laws, speed limits, traffic violations, road signs, and other topics that are covered in the MT Driver's Manual.
How many questions do I have to answer correctly on the MT Permit Test to pass?
The MT Permit Test consists of 33 multiple choice questions. You will need to answer 27 of those 33 questions correctly in order to pass.
Where can I go to take my MT Permit Test?
You will need to take your MT Permit Test at a local DMV office.
Is there anything I should do the night before my MT Permit Test?
Don't cram the night before your exam. Instead, you should review the notes and information you have already studied. If you've done a thorough job studying, the night before should be a quiet review session. It's also a good idea to take a few practice questions on our website [link]. Get a good night's rest as well.
Taking Your MT Permit Test
At what age am I eligible to take the MT Permit Test?
Montana allows applicants as young as 14 1/2, as long as the applicant is enrolled in a traffic education program that is approved by the state, to take the MT Driving Exam.
What documents do I need to bring with me when I take my MT Permit Test?
On the day of your MT Permit Test, you will need to bring proof of your identity, your residency in Montana and your lawful presence in the United States. If you are under 18, you will also need a parent or legal guardian's consent.
Who do I need to bring with me when I go to take my MT Permit Test?
If you are under 18, a parent or legal guardian should accompany you as they will need to give their consent.
How much does the MT Permit Test cost?
The MT Permit Test cost $5.
What do I need to know to pass my MT Permit Test?
To give yourself the best chance of passing your MT Permit Test, you should read the entire Manual. The Permit Test will test your knowledge of traffic safety laws, speed limits, traffic violations, road signs, and other topics that are covered in the MT Driver's Manual.
How many questions do I have to answer correctly on the MT Permit Test to pass?
The MT Permit Test consists of 33 multiple choice questions. You will need to answer 27 of those 33 questions correctly in order to pass.
Is the MT Permit Test open book?
No. You are not allowed to use your MT Driver's Manual or any other study material while you take your MT Permit Test.
Do I have to take a drug test to be able to take my MT Permit Test?
No. You do not have to take or pass a drug test to be able to apply or receive an MT Driver's License.
What happens if I fail my MT Permit Test?
There are a few reasons, test takers fail their MT Permit Test. A test taker who fails may not have studied thoroughly. Or he or she may have been nervous, anxious and/or distracted on the day of the test. If you fail your MT Permit Test, you will not receive your MT Learner's Permit, and you will need to retake the exam. You will be able to do so as early as the next day, however, do not rush retaking the exam. Take your time. Read the entire MT Driver's Manual again and answer test questions on our website [link] so that the next time you take the MT Permit Test you have the best chance of passing.
What happens after I pass my MT Permit Test?
If you pass your MT Permit Test, you will receive your MT Learner's Permit. You will need to maintain your MT Permit for 6 months, at minimum. During this time, if you are under 18, you will need to achieve 50 hours of supervised driving practice.
Preparing For Your MT Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
How should I practice driving for my MT Driving Exam?
You should practice and develop a number of safe driving skills. You should feel comfortable accelerating smoothly and gradually, making turns, passing through intersections safely, changing lanes effectively, yielding the right of way, coming to a complete stop at stop signs and traffic signals, sharing the road with other drives, maintaining the speed limit, staying in the correct lane and more. Remember during your exam, your primary responsibility is to demonstrate to your examiner that you know how to drive safely and effectively.
Where can I practice driving for my MT Driving Exam?
Anywhere in the Montana as long as you are supervised by a licensed driver. You should begin practicing in familiar areas then progress to different areas that will test your driving knowledge and your adaptability to different driving situations.
Do I need to learn how to parallel park for my MT Driving Exam?
Yes. You will need to learn how to parallel park for your MT Driving Exam.
Where do I take my MT Driving Exam?
You will take your exam at a local MT DMV office.
What documents should I bring on the day of my MT Driving Exam?
You should bring proof of your identity, your residency in Montana and your lawful presence in the United States. Additionally, you will need to bring your MT Learner's Permit and a driving log sheet that indicates that you have completed the necessary hours of driving practice.
What should I expect on my MT Driving Exam?
Your examiner wants to see that you are capable of driving safely and effectively. During your MT Driving Exam, you want to make sure that you are not driving too quickly or too slowly; you want to accelerate smoothly and gradually. Obey all stop signs and traffic signals, do not tailgate other vehicles and stay in the correct lane. You should also know what various street signs and traffic signals indicate to drivers on the road.
Is there anything I should do the night before my MT Driving Exam?
The night before your MT Driving Exam, you should practice driving with a licensed driver. You should make sure you get a good night's rest as well.
Do I need to supply my own car for my MT Driving Exam?
Yes. You must supply a vehicle for your MT Driving Exam that is in good working condition. The vehicle should be properly registered and insured.
Taking Your MT Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
Does anyone need to accompany me to my MT Driving Exam?
If you are under 18, your parent or legal guardian should accompany you.
Are there any tips that I should follow to help me pass my MT Driving Exam?
Your examiner wants to see that you are capable of driving safely and effectively. During your MT Driving Exam, you want to make sure that you are not driving too quickly or too slowly; you want to accelerate smoothly and gradually. Obey all stop signs and traffic signals, do not tailgate other vehicles and stay in the correct lane. You should also know what various street signs and traffic signals indicate to drivers on the road.
Are there any common mistakes that I should avoid making?
You should avoid driving dangerously, driving too quickly, hitting other objects, running stop lights, forgetting to signal, rolling stops and parking incorrectly. Always maintain good posture and signal well in advance.
Am I allowed to wear my contacts or glasses?
If you wear contacts or glasses regularly to be able to see clearly, you should absolutely wear your corrective lenses during your exam.
Who is allowed to be in the car with me during my MT Driving Exam?
During your MT Driving Exam, the only other person allowed in the vehicle, besides yourself, is your examiner and potentially a language translator if necessary.
What happens if I fail my MT Driving Exam?
If you fail the MT Driving Exam, you will not receive your MT Driver's License. You will need to retake the MT Driving Exam, which you will be able to do so as early as the next business day. However, you should not rush retaking it after you have failed. You should pay attention to what your examiner indicates as your weaknesses, and you should work upon improving your driving skills before taking the exam again.
After You Have Passed The MT Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
What happens after I pass my MT Driving Exam?
After you pass your MT Driving Exam, you will receive your license.
Are there any restrictions on my MT Driver's License if I am under 18?
If you are under 18, you will not be allowed to drive between 11PM and 5AM. For the first six months, you will not be able to drive with more than one non-family member passenger who is under 18. During the second half of that first year, the number of non-family member passengers under 18 allowed in your vehicle increases to three, meaning you cannot drive with more than 3 non-family member passengers who are under 18.
Do I need to get car insurance?
Yes. You must carry liability insurance able to cover $25,000 per person, $50,000 per accident for two or more individuals and $10,000 property damage.
What documents do I need to apply for MT car insurance?
The documents that you will need vary depending on the insurance company to which you apply. Generally, insurance companies want you to submit proof of your identity, your driving record and information about the vehicle you would like to insure.
How much does MT car insurance cost?
The price varies depending on your age, your driving history, your car class and other factors.
Why is car insurance more expensive for new drivers in MT?
New drivers and inexperienced drivers (especially teens) have a higher risk of being in an accident so insurance companies often charge more to cover this potentially risk.
Renewing Your MT Driver's License
How do I renew my MT Driver's license once it has expired?
You must renew your MT Driver's License in person at a local DMV office.
Do I have to complete another vision test before I can renew my MT Driver's License?
Yes. You will need to complete another vision test when you renew your MT License.
What If You're Moving To MT Or Just Visiting
Do I have to pass the MT road test when I move to MT from another state?
Typically, if your out-of-state license is still valid, you do not have to take the MT Driving Exam. You will need to replace your out-of-state license with a MT License within sixty days.
Is my out-of-state learner's permit valid in MT?
Yes. Out-of-state Learner's Permit are valid and recognized in MT.
How long can I drive in MT with my out-of-state license?
As long as you do not become a MT resident, you are allowed to drive with a valid out-of-state license for as long as you like.
Can I drive in MT with my out-of-country license?
Yes. You are allowed to drive in Montana with a valid out-of-country license for sixty days after that you will need to obtain a MT Driver's License.Question Category