Requirements To obtain a Connecticut Learner's Permit:
You must be at least 16 years of age.
You must pass a vision test
You must take and pass a 25-question driving knowledge written test.
NOTE: The learner's permit will be valid until you obtain a driver's license or 2 years from the date it is issued (whichever comes first).
A learner's permit is required before you begin practicing road driving. A permit holder must carry a learner's permit whenever he or she is operating a vehicle.
The Driving Knowledge Test
The knowledge written test consists of 25 questions and you need to answer at least 20 correctly in order to pass. You must pass the driving knowledge written test
before you will receive a learner's permit. The test is based on the information contained in Connecticut driver's manual.
Types of Connecticut Driver's Licenses
Class A License – Combination Vehicles
Class B License – Heavy Straight Vehicles
Class C License - Small Vehicles
Class D - a Class D license may be used to operate any motor vehicle except a commercial motor vehicle.
Class A, B, C are for commercial motor vehicles, Commercial Driver's Licenses (CDL), Class D is a non-Commercial Driver's License.
Connecticut Driver's Knowledge Written Test Sample Questions
1. Worn Tires can cause
a. Difficult Turning
c. Increased Stopping Distance
d. All of the Above
2. Which statement is false?
a. You should always check your seat and mirrors before you start to drive
b. After market, any changes to equipment, such as tinted windows, are legal
c. The driver should always have his or her seatbelt on
d. Only your brakes can stop your vehicle
3. When you hear an emergency vehicle approaching from any directions, you must
a. Slow down
b. Pull to the right side of the road and stop
c. Continue driving at the same speed
d. Speed up
4. The No-Zone area is
a. An area where pedestrians cannot cross the street
b. An area where vehicles are not allowed to park
c. The danger areas around a truck where there are blind spots for the driver
d. None of the above
5. At a four way stop
a. The vehicle on the left goes first
b. You do not have to stop if there are no other vehicles around
c. The vehicle on the right goes first
d. School buses go first
6. When you change lanes you should
a. Look over your shoulder in the direction you plan to move
b. Blow your horn before changing lanes
c. Cross two or more lanes at one time
d. Flash your headlights
7. If an approaching vehicle fails to dim their headlights, you should
a. Look to the center of the road
b. Flash your headlights quickly a couple of times
c. Keep your bright lights on
d. Turn your headlights off
8. A Pentagon shaped sign means
a. There is a railroad crossing
b. There is a No Passing Zone
c. There is a school zone
d. You must yield
9. Green road signs are
a. Regulatory signs
b. Guide signs
c. Warning signs
d. Used for parks and recreation
10. Solid yellow lines between lanes indicates
a. Only cars on one side of the lane may pass
b. You may change lanes if you choose to do so
c. Passing is not allowed
d. None of the above