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What do I need before I can get my permit?

Before applying for an instruction permit, you need to study the Illinois Rules of the Road Driver’s Manual, which covers the following topics:

• Illinois driver’s license
• Driver’s license exams
• Drivers under age 21
• Traffic laws
• Sharing the road
• Driving under the influence
• Traffic crashes
• Driver’s license revocation, suspension, denial and cancellation
• Roadway signs
• Traffic signals and pavement markings
• Safe driving tips
• Equipment for safe driving
• Owning a vehicle

You should take practice exams before going to a driver services facility.