Vermont Online Driver Education and Vermont Licensing Procedures
The process of applying for your Vermont learner’s permit or first Vermont driver’s license can be nerve-racking, but it doesn’t have to be if you have the right information. We want you to get as much out of this experience as possible, and have designed this guide to help guide you through the process. Vermont has a “Graduated Driver License Program()”:http://dmv.vermont.gov/licenses/drivers/newdrivers for Vermont teen drivers, and there are a few things to keep in mind to make sure that applying for your first Vermont driver’s license goes as smoothly as possible. So let’s get started.
The Vermont Learner Permit or Vermont Instruction Permit
You can finally apply for a Vermont Learner Permit, otherwise known as a Vermont Instruction Permit When you turn 15. You’ll need the following items in order to apply:
- “Proof of Vermont residency()”:http://dmv.vermont.gov/licenses/drivers/requirements/residency
- Your parent/guardian must sign your application
- Social Security Number
- “Proof of identity()”:http://dmv.vermont.gov/licenses/drivers/requirements/identity
- The “Vermont Driver Manual()”:http://dmv.vermont.gov/sites/dmv/files/pdf/DMV-VN007-License_Manual.pdf (so you can study for the written test)
Once you’re ready, make an appointment (call 1-802-828-2045 or “email()”:mailto:[email protected]), then head on down to the nearest Vermont Driver License Office with your parent or guardian and submit your application. Then, you’ll have to take a vision test, as well as a written exam. If you survive, then congratulations: you’ve just earned your Vermont Learner Permit!
A few more things to remember: First, you must practice driving with your parent, guardian, driving instructor, or licensed driver who is at least 25. Of course, all passengers must wear seatbelts, and you must not forget to carry your Vermont Learner Permit with you at all times.
If you can hold your Vermont Learner Permit for 1 year and meet a few more requirements, you’re all set for the next step in the Vermont Graduated License Program, the Vermont Junior Operator’s License.
The Vermont Junior Operator’s License or Vermont Intermediate License
You can apply for your Vermont Junior Operator’s License once you’ve held your Vermont Learner Permit for 1 year in good standing. However, you’ll need to make sure the following requirements are met:
- Hold a Vermont Learner Permit for 1 year
- You must be 16-17
- Practice driving for 40 hours with a parent/guardian, or supervising driver
- At least 10 hours must be at night
- Fill out a “Driving Practice Log Sheet()”:http://dmv.vermont.gov/sites/dmv/files/pdf/DMV-VN210-Driving_Practice_Log_Sheet.pdf and have your parent/guardian sign
- Maintain a clean Vermont driving record (no recalls, suspensions, or revocations for a 6 month period)
- Pass a Vermont approved driver education course and get a certificate of completion
- Also, make sure the car you will be taking the Vermont driving test with has insurance (you’ll need the insurance identification card), as well as valid registration
Then, make an appointment and head on down to your local Vermont Driver License Office again. Be aware that Vermont driving tests are also now being offered at participating high schools. Either way, be sure to bring the “valid identification documents()”:http://dmv.vermont.gov/licenses/drivers/requirements/identity, including your Vermont Learner Permit. Then you’ll have to pass the “dreaded Vermont road test()”:http://dmv.vermont.gov/sites/dmv/files/pdf/DMV-Web_Tutorial_FAQ.pdf! If you pass, then you can a breathe a sigh of relief: you’ve just earned your Vermont Junior Operator’s License, otherwise known as the Vermont Provisional License.
Vermont Teen Driver License Restrictions and Penalties
You’ve come a long way, but you still have a few months of good behavior to go before you’ve earned your full license. There are still a few restrictions you’ll have to keep in mind now that you have your Vermont Junior Operator’s License:
- All passengers and the driver must wear seat belts
- During the first 3 months, no passengers unless you’re driving with a licensed parent/guardian, certified driving instructor, or individual at least 25 years of age
- During the second 3 months, you can transport family members
- After 6 months, there are no passenger restrictions
- No using a vehicle for employment (i.e. pizza delivery driver) for 1 year or until you turn 18 (whichever comes first
- No carrying passengers for hire (i.e. using your car as a taxi)
These restrictions will no longer apply once you’ve obtained a Vermont Senior Operator’s License, which you can apply for once you turn 18. In other words, freedom!
Vermont Auto Insurance Financial Responsibility Laws
You may think you’re ready to drive just becaus you’ve received your Vermont Provisional Driver license, but there are still other things you need to know. Most crucially, Vermont drivers are required by law to be covered by “liability insurance()”:http://dmv.vermont.gov/safety/laws/insurance. The minimum liability insurance coverage is:
- $50,000 bodily injury two or more people
- $10,000 for property damage per accident
- $25,000 bodily injury for one person
You risk suspension of your Vermont Learner Permit or Vermont Provisional license if you are in an accident and found to be driving without Vermont mandatory liability insurance!
Vermont Drunk Driving, Cell Phone, and Text Messaging Laws
As a Vermont teen driver, it’s important for you to learn the Vermont drunk driving, cell phone, and text messaging laws. Like many other states, Vermont has a Zero Tolerance Law for underage drinking, and if you are convicted of a Vermont DUI or Vermont DWI, your Vermont Learner Permit or Vermont Junior Operator’s License will be suspended.
In general, upon your first conviction of a Vermont DUI, you’ll also face the following penalties:
- Jail up to 2 years maximum
- DUI surcharges $160 minimum
- Also, possible alcohol/drug screening, assessment, education and treatment
- License suspension 90 days
- $750 fine
And of course, more severe penalties will result from further Vermont DWI and DUI convictions. These can include increased jail time, community service, fines, and Vermont license suspension or even Vermont license revocation.
If you’re in love with your cell phone, you’re in luck: Vermont teen drivers are not prohibited from using cell phones while driving. Still, you should exercise caution whenever you use a cell phone while driving. We shouldn’t have to tell you that a distracted driver can be a dangerous one!
Vermont Online Driver Education
You will need to take a Vermont-approved driver education course fairly early in the process. Vermont teen drivers can find more information about approved Vermont online driver education on the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicle website.
- When do I need to pay for the TeenDrivingCourse.com Vermont online drivers education course?
It is not necessary to pay for the TeenDrivingCourse.com Vermont online drivers ed course before starting your Vermont online drivers education course. You can select the “pay later” option, but you must pay prior to taking the final examination.
Can I sign up for special shipping of the TeenDrivingCourse.com Vermont online drivers ed certificate of completion if I have a deadline?
At registration, you can sign up for your preferred method of shipping. TeenDrivingCourse.com offers several convenient options for shipping, including regular US Mail and Federal Express. If you select regular US Mail, your online Vermont traffic school certificate will be delivered in 7-10 business days. If you select Federal Express, you have the option of selecting Priority Overnight (by or before 10:30AM the next business morning), Standard Overnight certificate of completion (by or before 5PM the next business day), Second Day (by or before 5PM on the second business day), Express (by or before 5PM on the third business day), or if you complete your online Vermont traffic school course on a Friday, we offer Saturday Federal Express (by or before 12PM on Saturday).
- How secure is the website if I want to pay by online check?
You can rest assured that TeenDrivingCourse.com uses the very latest in SSL data encryption technology to make sure that your personal and payment information is 100% secure. We also offer several other payment methods for our Vermont internet driver education course, including credit card and check.
Can I get any discount price for taking the Vermont online drivers education course?
Yes. Although the cost of TeenDrivingCourse.com’s Vermont online drivers ed course for new drivers is $24.99, a discount may be available if you have a “refer a friend” discount code.
- What’s the minimum age for someone to be eligible to get a learner’s permit?
In most states, you must be at least 15 1/2 to take drivers ed for your learners permit. Please check with the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), Vermont Department of Education, or Vermont Department of Driver License Services to make sure that you are old enough to take your Vermont driver education.
- If I take the Vermont internet drivers ed course and do not pass the Vermont final exam, can I take the final exam over?
Yes! Once you finish the Vermont drivers ed internet course, you must take the Vermont final exam. If you don’t pass the Vermont test on your first try, you can retake it as many times as you need until you pass!
- I’m looking to take the TeenDrivingCourse.com Vermont online driver education course. Do I get an insurance discount after I pass it?
It depends on which state you live in and which company you are insured with. In some states, insurance carriers do offer insurance discounts to teen-aged drivers who successfully complete an online Vermont drivers education course. We recommend that you contact your insurance agent in Vermont to see what, if any, discount you may qualify for by enrolling in TeenDrivingCourse.com’s Vermont online drivers education course.
- Once I register for the Vermont online driver education course, can I access it from anywhere?
Yes. Once you have registered for the Vermont online drivers ed course, you can access the Vermont online driver education course from anyplace you like. Any computer with internet access can be used!
- Is there any requirement that I complete the TeenDrivingCourse.com Vermont internet drivers education course all at once?
No. It is not required that you complete the TeenDrivingCourse.com Vermont online drivers education course all at one time. You are allowed to start and stop the TeenDrivingCourse.com Vermont internet drivers ed course as often as necessary.
- How long will it take until I receive my Vermont online driver education certificate of completion?
How quickly you get your Vermont online driver ed certificate of completion depends upon the shipping method you select at registration. We offer regular US mail shipping and expedited shipping through Federal Express. Depending upon how quickly you need your Vermont certificate, you receive it in as little as 24 hours.
How many hours will I spend on the Vermont online drivers ed course?
You should expect to spend about 30 hours taking the Vermont online driver education course. If you live in a state that does not require timers, however, you may end up spending less than 30 hours taking the course.
Please be aware that while in some states TeenDrivingCourse.com will be sufficient for fulfilling your state’s driver education requirements, in other states TeenDrivingCourse.com is offered only as a supplement to the actual driver education and/or training you will receive at a state-approved driving school. To find out if TeenDrivingCourse.com will meet your state’s minimum driver education requirements, please contact your local DMV office.
- How long do I have until I am no longer able to request a refund on my Vermont online new driver training course?
You have until your Vermont certificate of completion has been shipped to request a refund. Unlike our competitors, who do not allow requests for refunds after a certain point in the Vermont online drivers ed course, we allow you to request a refund anytime you want, as long as it’s before your certificate of completion has been shipped.
- Does TeenDrivingCourse.com offer any alternatives to reading large amounts of text while taking the Vermont online driver education course for people like me who have difficulty reading large amounts of text?
For those who struggle with reading large amounts of text, the “Read Along” option offered by TeenDrivingCourse.com should prove extremely helpful. It works by reading the material aloud while you follow along with online text. You can order this feature when you register for the Vermont online learners permit course.
- Does the State Department of Motor Vehicles or State Department of Driver Services know if the Vermont internet teen drivers’ ed course is state approved?
Yes, the State DMV (or whichever Vermont department oversees the issuance of Vermont driver’s licenses) will be able to tell you if TeenDrivingCourse.com will fulfill your state’s minimum driver education requirements or whether TeenDrivingCourse.com can be taken as a supplement to the driver education and/or training you will receive at a state-approved driving school.
- What documents will I be asked for when I go to take my Vermont learners permit test?
Generally, you should expect to have to present at least a certificate of completion from a Vermont driver education online course before being allowed to take the Vermont learner’s permit exam. Again, this is a general rule and Vermont may very well require you to provide additional documentation before they’ll let you take the Vermont learner’s permit test. Therefore, it’s probably a good idea for you to contact the Vermont DMV (or visit their website) so you’ll know exactly what paperwork you’ll need to have with you when you go to take your Vermont learner’s permit test.
- Is it required that I receive a passing grade on the TeenDrivingCourse.com Vermont online drivers ed course quizzes?
No, the Vermont online drivers ed course quizzes are designed to prepare you for the TeenDrivingCourse.com Vermont internet drivers ed course final exam. If you do not pass a Vermont online drivers ed course quiz, you will be allowed to go back and review the previous Vermont internet drivers ed course chapter.
- A friend of mine took the Vermont driver education in a classroom setting. Is there a difference between Vermont classroom driver education and Vermont online driver education?
The difference is simple: with Vermont online drivers ed at TeenDrivingCourse.com, you don’t have to sit in a classroom for hours at a time listening to a lecture. TeenDrivingCourse.com allows students the freedom to learn at their own pace! If your state does not approve online driver education, then you may be required to attend a Vermont driver ed class. If that’s the case, the Vermont driver ed course offered by TeenDrivingCourse.com makes an excellent supplemental learning tool that will reinforce the things you learn in the classroom.
- What ID verification procedures can I expect while taking the Vermont online driver’s ed course?
Many states will not require ID verification when taking an online driver education course, although this can vary from state to state. A few states may require us to verify your identity by, for example, asking you personal questios throughout the course. The purpose of this is simply to verify that you are who you say you are.
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