INCLUDED IN THIS STUDYGUIDE IS INFORMATION NEEDED TO PASS THE KNOWLEDGE TESTS FOR ACLASS DTENNESSEE DRIVER LICENSE. BELOWIS A BRIEFDESCRIPTION OFTHESE TESTING PROCEDURES AND OTHER INFORMATION HELPFULTO SUCCESSFULLYPASSING THESETESTS.
• Your driver license examination will consist of a visiontest, a knowledge test, and a road test.• Driver license tests are given at all driver licensestations except for the express service stations. Theknowledge tests are administered on a first-come, first-served basis.• Due to the length of time to administer, road tests aretaken by
.• Road tests are not given in extreme weather (heavyrain/snow, dense fog, hail, high winds, icy roads, etc.)• During winter months road tests are not given in thedark.• No test may be repeated on the same day.• Mandatory 7-day waiting period is required after failingthe knowledge test.• Mandatory waiting periods are required when anapplicant fails the road test for the original issuance of a Class D license.• When you return to take a test over, you must bringback all of the original documents you are required toprovide.• You will be required to pay the $2 application fee eachtime you take a test and fail. This fee applies to PD, Dand H tests.
VISION SCREENING TEST
To determine if a driver can see well enough to drive, ascreening test is required before any license or permit isissued. An applicant is required to have at least 20/40 vision ineach eye individually and both eyes together. This may be withor without your glasses or contact lenses. If you cannot see thiswell, you must have an eye specialist of your choice fill out aneye statement for the Department to evaluate.
You will be given an exam covering knowledge needed todrive safely. The test will consist of multiple choice questionsbased on information contained in the Tennessee DriverLicense Study Guide. Roughly speaking, you can expect thetest to cover the following areas:Traffic signs and signals—25 percentSafe driving principles—25 percentRules of the road—25 percentDrugs and alcohol—25 percentThe knowledge tests are administered in either a written orcomputerized format depending on the station visited. As arule, stations that are equipped with the computerized testingmachines routinely require that the test be taken in that formaton the first attempt.Stations that have the computerized testing are also currentlyable to offer the test in 3 alternate language formats of Spanish, Korean or Japanese. Applicants for whom English isnot their first language may also use a translation dictionary aslong as there are no notes or other handwriting visible withinthe pages of the book. Electronic Dictionaries or PersonalDigital Assistants (PDAs) such as Palm Pilots are NOTallowed during testing. Interpreters are NOTallowed to assistwith any of the driver license testing.Oral tests are available by appointment at selected stations forapplicants who have a learning disability or cannot read. If theapplicant requesting an oral test is under age eighteen (18), awritten statement from a physician or educational specialiststating that the applicant has a medical condition or learningdisability will be required before the test can be administeredin the oral format. In the event the applicant requesting an oraltest is deaf, the Department of Safety will furnish a certifiedsign language interpreter to assist with the administration of the exam.Any form of cheating by an applicant on a requiredexamination will result in an automatic failure and theapplicant will not be allowed to re-attempt the test for thirty(30) days. Forms of cheating include, but are not limited tothe following:• Use of any form of written notes (including notes on paper,clothing, body, digital pagers, etc.)
Determining Which Tests Are Required:
Class D orClass H
Full Tests:Vision, knowledge, road
Vision and knowledge tests
Exchanging PD to D
Vision and roadDuplicate, RenewalNo TestAdding For Hire Vision, knowledgeEndorsementNew residents, Vision only, if out-of-state license iswith out-of-state licensevalid and has not expired; otherwise,full tests.New residents, Vision, knowledge and road testfrom other countries(or no prior license)
: See Motorcycle Manual for Class M tests, and CDLManualfor Classes A, B, and C