What You Need to Know Before You Begin Driving

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You must have a drivers license to operate a vehicle of any kind on a public highway or parking facility in the United States. Check out specific details with DriversEd.com's courses: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Utah, and more.

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Every state has a government agency that issues drivers licenses. In most states, like California, this agency is called the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), but it may use other names, for example, in Indiana it is called the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV), in Texas it is called Department of Public Safety (DPS) , and in Pennsylvania it is called the Department of Transportation (DOT).

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These agencies may refuse to issue or renew a license if you don't meet the restrictions set by them.

Having a drivers license is a privilege, not a constitutional right.