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Frequently Asked Questions
  • Applying For Your Nebraska Driver's License
  • Preparing For Your NE Permit Test
  • Taking Your NE Permit Test
  • Preparing For Your NE Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
  • Taking Your NE Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
  • After You Have Passed The NE Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
  • Renewing Your NE Driver's License
  • What If You're Moving To NE Or Just Visiting
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Applying For Your Nebraska Driver's License
When am I eligible to apply for my NE Learner's Permit?
In NE, the minimum age requirement is 14 years old if you are applying for a school's learner's permit (LPE). Nebraska uses a Graduated Licensing System. To see what type of permit you can apply for, you should contact your local DMV office for more information.
What documents do I need to take with me when I apply for my NE Learner's Permit?
When you apply for your NE Learner's Permit, you will need to bring proof of your identity, your Social Security Number and two documents that prove your residency in Nebraska. You can find a list of acceptable documents by visiting this website: http://www.dmv.nebraska.gov/examining/pdf/verificationdocs.pdf
Where should I go to apply for my NE license?
You are able to apply at any local DMV office. You can find a list of available locations by visiting this website: http://www.dmv.nebraska.gov/examining/map.html
Who do I need to bring with me when I go to take my NE Permit Test if I am under 18?
A licensed driver who is 21 years old or older should bring you to your NE Permit Test.
Can I contact my NE DMV office?
Absolutely. You can visit your local DMV office by calling (402-471-3861) or visiting the NE DMV website (http://www.dmv.nebraska.gov/).
Do I need to my eyes checked before I can obtain a NE Driver's license?
Yes. You do have to complete a vision test in order to get your NE license.
Where do I take my NE Driver's License photo?
You must take your NE Driver's license photo at the County Treasurer's 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 NE Permit Test
What should I use to study for my NE Permit Test?
The best way to study for the NE Permit Test is to read the entire Nebraska Driver's Manual. Additionally, you can find quiz questions on our website [link] that can act as a supplement to the NE Driver's Manual.
Where can I find a copy of the NE Driver's Manual?
You can find a copy of the NE Driver's Manual by visiting the NE DMV website (http://www.dmv.nebraska.gov/examining/pdf/engdrivermanual.pdf) and downloading a copy.
Are there any chapters of the NE Driver's Manual that I can skip?
To have the best chance of passing your NE Permit Test, you should read the entire Manual. The Permit Test will test your knowledge of traffic safety laws, pavement markings speed limits, defensive driving, traffic signs, alcohol and drug laws and many more topics that are covered in the NE Driver's Manual.
How many questions do I have to answer correctly on the NE Permit Test to pass?
The NE Permit Test consists of 25 multiple questions. You will need to answer 20 of those 25 questions correctly in order to pass.
Where can I go to take my NE Permit Test?
You will need to take your NE Permit Test at a local DMV office. You can find a list of available locations near you by visiting this website: http://www.dmv.nebraska.gov/examining/map.html.
Is there anything I should do the night before my NE 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.
What should I do when I am ready to take my NE Permit Test?
Once you have studied thoroughly for your NE Permit Test, you should gather the necessary documents and visit your local DMV office to take your exam.
Taking Your NE Permit Test
At what age am I eligible to take the NE Permit Test?
In NE, the minimum age requirement is 14 years old if you are applying for a school's learner's permit (LPE). Nebraska uses a Graduated Licensing System. To see what type of permit you can apply for, you should contact your local DMV office for more information.
What documents do I need to bring with me when I take my NE Permit Test?
On the day of your NE Permit Test, you will need to bring proof of your identity, your Social Security Number and two documents that prove your residency in Nebraska. You can find a list of acceptable documents by visiting this website: http://www.dmv.nebraska.gov/examining/pdf/verificationdocs.pdf
Who do I need to bring with me when I go to take my NE Permit Test?
A licensed driver who is 21 years old or older should bring you to your NE Permit Test.
What do I need to know to pass my NE Permit Test?
To have the best chance of passing your NE Permit Test, you should read the entire Manual. The Permit Test will test your knowledge of traffic safety laws, pavement markings speed limits, defensive driving, traffic signs, alcohol and drug laws and many more topics that are covered in the NE Driver's Manual.
How many questions do I have to answer correctly on the NE Permit Test to pass?
The NE Permit Test consists of 25 multiple questions. You will need to answer 20 of those 25 questions correctly in order to pass.
Is the NE Permit Test open book?
No. You are not allowed to use your NE Driver's Manual or any other study material while you take your NE Permit Test.
Do I have to take a drug test to be able to take my NE Permit Test?
No. You do not have to take or pass a drug test to be able to apply or receive an NE Driver's License.
What happens if I fail my NE Permit Test?
There are a few reasons, test takers fail their NE 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 NE Permit Test, you will not receive your NE Learner's Permit, and you will need to retake the exam. You are able to do so after one day has passed, however, do not rush retaking the exam. Take your time. Read the entire NE Driver's Manual again and answer test questions on our website [link] so that the next time you take the NE Permit Test you have the best chance of passing.
What happens after I pass my NE Permit Test?
If you pass your NE Permit Test, you will receive your NE Learner's Permit. In most instances, applicants will need to maintain their Learner's Permit for 6 months before they can take their NE Driving Exam. During this time, you should complete 50 hours of behind-the-wheel training or attend and complete a driver safety course.
Preparing For Your NE Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
How should I practice driving for my NE Driving Exam?
You should practice and develop a number of safe driving skills. You should feel comfortable accelerating smoothly and gradually, passing through intersections safely, changing lanes effectively, 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, parking and backing up safely 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 NE Driving Exam?
Anywhere in Nebraska as long the road or street is public and as you are accompanied by a licensed driver, who is 21 years old or older, whenever you are behind the wheel. 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 NE Driving Exam?
No. You will not need to learn how to parallel park for your NE Driving Exam, but you should consider developing the skills because it is a useful skill.
Where do I take my NE Driving Exam?
You will take your exam at your local DMV office. You can find a list of available locations near you by visiting this website: http://www.dmv.nebraska.gov/examining/map.html
What should I expect on my NE Driving Exam?
Your examiner wants to see that you are capable of driving safely and effectively. During your NE 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 NE Driving Exam?
The night before your NE Driving Exam, you should practice driving with a licensed driver who is 21 years old or older. You should make sure you get a good night's rest as well.
Do I need to supply my own car for my NE Driving Exam?
Yes. You must supply a vehicle for your NE Driving Exam that is in good working condition. The vehicle should be properly registered and insured.
Taking Your NE Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
Does anyone need to accompany me to my NE Driving Exam?
A licensed driver who is 21 years old or older should accompany you.
Are there any tips that I should follow to help me pass my NE Driving Exam?
Your examiner wants to see that you are capable of driving safely and effectively. During your NE 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, forgetting to signal and rolling stops. 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 NE Driving Exam?
During your NE Driving Exam, the only other person allowed in the vehicle, besides yourself, is your examiner.
What happens if I fail my NE Driving Exam?
If you fail the NE Driving Exam, you will not receive your NE Driver's License. You will be able to retake the exam. Your examiner will give you an Examiner Refusal Certificate, which will indicate when you will be able to take the NE Driving Exam again. 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 thoroughly before you take the NE Driving Exam again. If you fail the NE Driving Exam, a third time you will need to provide proof that you have completed a Driver Training Course or maintain a LPD for 90 days, at minimum.
After You Have Passed The NE Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
What happens after I pass my NE Driving Exam?
After you pass your NE Driving Exam, you will receive an Issuance Certificate, which you will need to take to a County Treasurer within 90 days. At that office, you will pay the NE Driver's License fee. You will then receive your license in the mail within twenty days approximately.
Do I need to get car insurance?
Yes. You must carry liability insurance able to cover at least $20,000 for each person of the other vehicle, $40,000 for death or injuries of two or more people and $25,000 property damage.
What documents do I need to apply for NE 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 NE 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 NE?
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 NE Driver's License
How do I renew my NE Driver's license once it has expired?
You can renew your license online (http://www.clickdmv.ne.gov/), by mail or in person. You will receive a renewal notice 90 days before your license expires and you should try to renew your license within that ninety day period. Bring proof of your identity, proof of your address and an Operator's License-ID data form.
Do I have to complete another vision test before I can renew my NE Driver's License?
No. You will not need to complete another vision test.
What If You're Moving To NE Or Just Visiting
Do I have to pass the NE road test when I move to NE from another state?
If your license is still valid, you do not have to take the NE Driving Exam. You will need to replace your out-of-state license with a NE License within thirty days of your move.
Is my out-of-state learner's permit valid in NE?
Yes. Nebraska recognizes valid out-of-state Learner's Permits.
How long can I drive in NE with my out-of-state license?
As long as you do not become a NE resident, you are allowed to drive with a valid out-of-state license for as long as you like.
Am I allowed to drive in Nebraska with my out-of-country license?
You will be able to drive in Nebraska for a maximum of thirty days with an out-of-country license after which you will need to apply for a NE License. Contact your local DMV office for more information about this process and what you will need to do specifically.Question Category