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Frequently Asked Questions
  • Applying For Your Rhode Island Driver's License
  • Preparing For Your RI Permit Test
  • Taking Your RI Permit Test
  • Preparing For Your RI Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
  • Taking Your RI Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
  • After You Have Passed The RI Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
  • Renewing Your RI Driver's License
  • What If You're Moving To RI Or Just Visiting
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Applying For Your Rhode Island Driver's License
When am I eligible to apply for my RI Learner's Permit?
In Rhode Island, the minimum age requirement is 16 years old.
What documents do I need to take with me when I apply for my RI Learner's Permit?
When you apply for your RI Learner's Permit, you will need to bring proof of your birth, your residency, driver's education and your Social Security Card.
Where should I go to apply for my RI license?
Your are able to apply at a local RI DMV Office. You can find a list of available locations near you by visiting this website: http://www.dmv.ri.gov/locations/index.php#1
Who do I need to bring with me when I go to take my RI 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 sign your RI Permit Application.
Can I contact a Rhode Island DMV office?
Absolutely. You can contact the RI DMV by calling (401-462-4368). You may be able to visit the DMV office in person. You can find a list of locations, hours and numbers by visiting this website: http://www.dmv.ri.gov/locations/index.php#1
Do I need to my eyes checked before I can obtain a RI Driver's license?
Yes. You do have to complete a vision test in order to get your RI license.
Where do I take my RI Driver's License photo?
You must take your RI 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 RI Permit Test
What should I use to study for my RI Permit Test?
The best way to study for the RI Permit Test is to read the entire Rhode Island Driver's Manual. Additionally, you can find quiz questions on our website [link] that can act as a supplement to the RI Driver's Manual.
Where can I find a copy of the RI Driver's Manual?
You can find and download a copy of the RI Driver's Manual online by visiting this website: http://www.dmv.ri.gov/documents/manuals/Driver_Manual_FINAL.pdf
Are there any chapters of the RI Driver's Manual that I can skip?
To have the best chance of passing your RI Permit Test, you should read the entire Manual. The Permit Test will test your knowledge of traffic safety laws, freeway driving, turn abouts, speed limits, traffic violations, starting on a hill, road signs, and other topics that are covered in the RI Driver's Manual.
How many questions do I have to answer correctly on the RI Permit Test to pass?
The RI Permit Test consists of 50 multiple choice questions. You will need to answer 40 of those 50 questions correctly in order to pass.
Where can I go to take my RI Permit Test?
You will need to take your RI Permit Test at a local DMV office. You can find a list of available locations near you by visiting this website: http://www.dmv.ri.gov/locations/index.php#1
Is there anything I should do the night before my RI 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 RI Permit Test
At what age am I eligible to take the RI Permit Test?
In Rhode Island, the minimum age requirement is 16 years old.
What documents do I need to bring with me when I take my RI Permit Test?
On the day of your RI Permit Test, you will need to bring proof of your birth, your residency, driver's education and your Social Security Card.
Who do I need to bring with me when I go to take my RI Permit Test?
If you are under 18, a parent or legal guardian should accompany you as they will need to sign your RI Permit Application.
How much does the RI Permit cost?
If you are over 18, your permit will cost $6.50. If you are under 18, your RI Permit cost $11.50.
What do I need to know to pass my RI Permit Test?
To give yourself the best chance of passing your RI Permit Test, you should read the entire Manual. The Permit Test will test your knowledge of traffic safety laws, freeway driving, turn abouts, speed limits, traffic violations, starting on a hill, road signs, and other topics that are covered in the RI Driver's Manual.
How many questions do I have to answer correctly on the RI Permit Test to pass?
The RI Permit Test consists of 50 multiple choice questions. You will need to answer 40 of those 50 questions correctly in order to pass.
Is the RI Permit Test open book?
No. You are not allowed to use your RI Driver's Manual or any other study material while you take your RI Permit Test.
Do I have to take a drug test to be able to take my RI Permit Test?
No. You do not have to take or pass a drug test to be able to apply or receive an RI Driver's License.
What happens if I fail my RI Permit Test?
There are a few reasons, test takers fail their RI 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 RI Permit Test, you will not receive your RI 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 RI Driver's Manual again and answer test questions on our website [link] so that the next time you take the RI Permit Test you have the best chance of passing.
What happens after I pass my RI Permit Test?
If you pass your RI Permit Test, you will receive your RI Learner's Permit. You will need to maintain your RI Permit for 6 months, at least, before you can take your RI Driving Exam. During this time, you should complete fifty hours of driving practice.
Preparing For Your RI Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
How should I practice driving for my RI 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 RI Driving Exam?
Anywhere in the Rhode Island 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 RI Driving Exam?
Yes. You will need to learn how to parallel park for your RI Driving Exam.
Where do I take my RI Driving Exam?
You will take your exam at a local RI DMV office.
What should I expect on my RI Driving Exam?
Your examiner wants to see that you are capable of driving safely and effectively. During your RI 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 RI Driving Exam?
The night before your RI 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 RI Driving Exam?
Yes. You must supply a vehicle for your RI Driving Exam that is in good working condition. The vehicle should be properly registered and insured. If the legal owner of the car does not accompany you to your exam, you will need to have a notarized letter stating that the owner has given you permission to drive the car.
Taking Your RI Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
Does anyone need to accompany me to my RI Driving Exam?
The owner of the vehicle you are driving should accompany you. Otherwise, you will need to bring with you a notarized letter, stating that the owner has given you permission, and, in that case, any licensed driver can accompany you.
Are there any tips that I should follow to help me pass my RI Driving Exam?
Your examiner wants to see that you are capable of driving safely and effectively. During your RI 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 RI Driving Exam?
During your RI Driving Exam, the only other person allowed in the vehicle, besides yourself, is your examiner.
What happens if I fail my RI Driving Exam?
If you fail the RI Driving Exam, you will not receive your RI Driver's License. You will need to retake the RI Driving Exam. You will need to wait a month before you can retake the RI road test.
After You Have Passed The RI Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
What happens after I pass my RI Driving Exam?
After you pass your RI Driving Exam, you will receive your license.
Are there any restrictions on my RI Driver's License if I am under 18?
If you are under 18, you will not be allowed to drive between 1AM and 5AM unless you are with a supervised driver.
Do I need to get car insurance?
Yes. You must carry, at least, liability insurance.
What documents do I need to apply for RI 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 RI 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 RI?
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 RI Driver's License
How do I renew my RI Driver's license once it has expired?
You must renew your RI Driver's License in person at a local DMV office.
How much does a RI renewal cost?
$30.00
Do I have to pass the RI Written Test when I renew my license?
No. You will not need to retake the RI Written Test.
What If You're Moving To RI Or Just Visiting
Do I have to pass the RI road test when I move to RI from another state?
Typically, if your out-of-state license is still valid, you do not have to take the RI Driving Exam. You will need to replace your out-of-state license with a RI License.
Is my out-of-state learner's permit valid in RI?
Yes. Out-of-state Learner's Permit are recognized in RI. You will need to follow the laws of the issuing state.
How long can I drive in RI with my out-of-state license?
As long as you do not become a RI resident, you are allowed to drive with a valid out-of-state license for as long as you like.
Can I drive in RI with my out-of-country license?
Yes. You are allowed to drive in Rhode Island with a valid out-of-country license if you will only be in Rhode Island temporarily. You should obtain an International Learner's Permit. If you will be in Rhode Island for a year or more, or if you become a Rhode Island resident, you will need to obtain a RI Driver's License.Question Category