Take the Written Permit Test in Savannah

Residents of Savannah who want to take the written permit test to get their driver's permit must head to a Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) office. You must be at least 15 years old and bring an adult parent or guardian with you who is willing to sign the Responsible Adult Affidavit. The adult needs to bring their state or federally issued identification and paperwork showing their relationship to you.

Here's a little more about what you can expect during the big test.

What Is the Savannah Written Permit Test Like?

There are 40 questions on the knowledge exam you'll take to get your Georgia driver's permit. There aren't Savannah-specific questions — just general questions about driving in Georgia.

There are two sections, each with 20 questions. The first section is about the rules of the road when driving in Georgia. Questions in this section are true/false and multiple choice. The second section is about visually identifying road signs. To pass the test, you must get 75% of the questions right — or 15 questions out of 20 in each section. 

How to Study for the Savannah Written Permit Test

All of the information you need to learn to pass the written permit test in Savannah, Georgia, is included in the Georgia Driver's Manual. Here are a few examples of the types of questions that may be on the Savannah written permit test:

Multiple Choice Question Examples

1. Move over laws in Georgia require the driver to:

  • If driving a tractor-trailer, stay in the right lane.

  • Following a crash, move vehicles out of lanes of traffic.

  • Move at least one lane away from a stationary emergency vehicle. If that's not possible, slow down below the speed limit. 

2. All children between the ages of eight and 18 must ride:

  • In the backseat of a vehicle.

  • In the front seat of a vehicle.

  • Secured in a child safety seat or with a seat belt. 

3Georgia Implied Consent Law states that:

  • Drivers consent to having blood samples taken if stopped by an officer for reckless driving.

  • Drivers must submit tests of blood, urine, breath, or other bodily substances to help authorities determine whether they are under the influence of alcohol or drugs. 

  • Drivers must sign a statement indicating that they will not drive a motor vehicle after having more than three drinks.

True/False Question Examples

1. Your full attention is required while driving.

2. In Georgia, the law requires drivers to yield to workers and highway maintenance vehicles in construction zones. 

3. Drivers may use parking lights instead of headlights while driving at night. 

Road Sign Question Examples

The Georgia written permit test also includes questions asking you to visually identify a number of road sign types, for example:

  • School zone ahead

  • Winding road

  • No right turn permitted

  • Be ready to merge with traffic entering your lane

  • Steep hill

  • Falling rocks

Where to Go to Take the Savannah Written Permit Test

There are many Driver Services offices throughout Georgia. The Savannah Customer Service Center where you can take your written permit test is located at 1117 Eisenhower Drive, Ste B. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Saturday 7:30 a.m. to noon. Arrive at least 30 minutes before the office closes to take your permit test. 

If you have questions about anything related to taking your written permit test or getting your permit to drive in Savannah, you can call (678) 413-8600 to speak with a customer service representative at the Savannah DDS. 

DriversEd.com's Georgia online drivers ed course is a DDS-approved class designed to meet Georgia's classroom requirements for teens under the age of 17. The course will help you prepare to pass the permit test and get ready to successfully complete the in-car driving instruction portion of Georgia's driver's education requirements. 

Answer Key:

Multiple Choice Question Examples

1Move over laws in Georgia require the driver to:

  • Move at least one lane away from a stationary emergency vehicle. If that's not possible, slow down below the speed limit.

2. All children between the ages of eight and 18 must ride:

  • Secured in a child safety seat or with a seat belt.

3. Georgia Implied Consent Law states that:

  • Drivers must submit tests of blood, urine, breath, or other bodily substances to help authorities determine whether they are under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

True/False Question Examples

1. Your full attention is required while driving.

  • True

2. In Georgia, the law requires drivers to yield to workers and highway maintenance vehicles in construction zones. 

  • True

3. Drivers may use parking lights instead of headlights while driving at night. 

  • False

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