Driving a car is something that all people tend to take for granted over time. While most people end up taking this daily task for granted, those that are new to driving will find it to be a very exciting and exhilarating time when they first get their license. For those that are new drivers in the state of Arizona, getting a drivers license requires them to meet a variety of different requirements. These requirements to obtain the license can be different than other requirements that are set for in other states across the country.
One of the most basic requirements to get a driver’s license in Arizona is to be the right age. In this state, you will need to be 16 years old to get a license at any time. While some states provide people with the ability to get a license at younger ages if it is necessary to get to school or work, Arizona does not have a stipulation that allows for this. To get the initial learning permit to start practicing, you will need to be at least 15 years and 6 months old.
Another requirement that many people have to meet in order to get their license in the state is to go through driver’s education. If you are applying for your license for the first time when you are under 18 years of age, you will be required to show proof that you successfully passed a driver’s education course. These courses are typically provided by public high schools and also by a variety of private businesses. Those that are over 18 years of age typically do not have to attend these courses, although it is still highly recommended.
Pass a Test
You are finally of age and able to qualify for your license, you will also have to take a variety of different tests in order to receive the license. The day that you go in to get your license you will need to pass both a driving and a written test. These will prove that you are skilled enough to drive safely behind the wheel and also are knowledgeable about safe and legal driving practices.
Proof of Identification
Finally, once you have passed the test and are able to obtain your license, you will have to provide evidence of your identity. Some of the basic forms of ID that you will need to provide can include your birth certificate, passport or state ID (if available), school ID, and other forms of ID to prove both your name and principal residence.
Additional Types of Licenses
The aforementioned rules and regulations are what need to be met in order to drive under a basic first-time driver license. If you are looking to operate a commercial vehicle, you will likely have to pass an additional test. Operator licenses, such as those that are needed to operate a taxi, will require you to be 18 years of age. If you are looking to operate a commercial vehicle that is going to be transporting any hazardous materials, you will need to be at least 21 years old and pass a variety of other exams.