Learner’s permits and commercial CDL licenses go online

Published: Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 09:40 AM.

The tax collector’s office recently received the equipment from the license office and any 15-year olds lining up for their learner’s permit can take the test from home or use a dedicated computer at the Tax Collector’s office.

For those who decide to learn the rules of the road from the comfort of home, the results will be available in a database and successful test-takers will be able to visit the Jenkins’ office to pick up their ID cards.

Prior to taking the DMV test, new drivers must pass the DATA course, which is the Drug, Alcohol, Traffic Awareness class, which can also be taken online.

The DMV test consists of 40 questions, 20 of which address road signs, and 20 that address road rules.

Testing will also be available for Commercial Driver’s Licenses (CDL), which is required in the United States to operate any type of vehicle for commercial use, transports hazardous materials or that is designed to transport 16 or more passengers.

A CDL is required for tow trucks, tractor trailers, and buses.

The permit test is a written exam that requires applicants to be at least 18 years of age for interstate driving, or 21 for out of state. Applicants must also have a valid driver’s license.

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