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Connecticut Driver's License

Are there any maneuvers I should expect to complete on my CT Driving Exam?

On your CT Driving Exam, you will have to demonstrate to your examiner that you know how to approach an intersection, parallel park, yield the right-of-way, back up effectively and safely and follow cars at a safe distance. The examiner will also want to make sure you maintain the proper posture for driving a vehicle.

Am I allowed to wear my contacts or glasses?

Yes. If you wear contacts or glasses regularly to be able to see, you should most definitely wear your contacts or glasses for your CT Driving Exam.

How can I schedule my CT Road Test?

You can schedule your CT Road Test by either calling 860-263-5700 if you live within the Hartford area or outside of Connecticut or 800-842-8222 if you live in other areas of Connecticut.

Where do I take my CT Driving Exam?

The answer to this question varies depending on where you completed your driving training. If you completed your training through a commercial school or at home, you can take your test at a local DMV office. Otherwise, you can take your CT Driving Exam at a secondary driver's training school.

Do I need to know how to parallel park?

Yes. You will need to know how to parallel park as you will be required to perform this maneuver on your CT Driving Exam.

Do I need to supply my own car for my CT Driving Exam?

Yes. You must supply a vehicle for your CT Driving Exam that is in good working condition. The vehicle must also be properly insured. If you are enrolled in a driving school you may use the school's vehicle.

Is the CT Permit Test open book?

No. You are not allowed to use your CT Driver's Manual or any other study materials during your CT Permit Test.

What happens if I fail my CT Permit Test?

If you fail your CT Permit Test you will be able to retake the Permit Test after a waiting period of 14 days. You will have to pay another $40 testing fee. It's important to NOT rush retaking your Permit Test. Study thoroughly and reread the entire manual to give yourself the best chance of passing your written exam on the second try.
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