You will need to achieve an 80% passing score on a written knowledge test in order to get your learner’s permit or driver’s license in the state of Utah, by answering 40 of 50 multiple-choice questions correctly.
To get a learner’s permit you must successfully pass the knowledge test . If you are a new Utah resident and have a license from another State in USA or another Country, Utah Driver License Division will ask you to pass a 25-question open – book test .
Step One : Prepare for the Written Exam The state offers a free online practice exam that you should take . Also, be sure to study the Utah Driver Handbook, which is full of in-depth information on the state’s traffic laws. The written exam will cover road signs, safe driving practices, license sanctions and more.
The knowledge test contains 50 questions covering traffic laws, safe driving practices and road signs. You need to answer at least 40 correctly to pass. When taking the test you cannot refer to any notes or the driver’s handbook.
Pass the 50-question written knowledge test , study this driver handbook ( driving skills test will be required when ready to apply for your driver license.)
Never make a U – turn where you cannot see or be seen for at least 500 feet in both directions . Locations where you should not make a U – turn include near the top of a hill and within a curve.
Non-residents licensed by another state or country may drive in Utah if: At least 16 years of age. Temporarily assigned by an employer, religious or private organization, or governmental entity. Military personnel and dependents who are temporarily assigned in Utah .
To apply in Utah for a license without your out-of-state license , you must present original or copies certified by the issuing agency showing identity, legal/lawful presence, full social security number or ITIN, two (2) documents of your Utah residence and evidence of name change, if applicable.
Utah Residency Verification Current mortgage or rental contract; Major credit card bill (dated within 60 days) Property tax notice (statement or receipt dated within one year); School transcript (dated within 90 days)
The exam typically takes about 20 minutes and your test administrator will likely ask you to demonstrate the following skills: Two- and three -point turns. Straight line backing. Parallel parking. Changing lanes safely.
Distracted driving laws in Utah prohibit other uses of cellphones while driving , not just texting and sending emails. It is now illegal to use a cellphone in any way except for GPS apps or hands-free voice talking while driving . But talking on the phone while using your hands is only a secondary offense.