Florida Driver’s Test Gets Much More Difficult. What Does This Mean for Florida Teens?

Florida driver testLocal teens have been following the same steps to obtain a driving permit for years. Complete a Drug & Alcohol course online, take a learner’s permit exam online or at the DMV, bring your required documents to a Florida DHSMV office, and get started behind the wheel. What teens might not know is that changes were recently made to the learner’s permit exam for the first time in 20 years. These changes have resulted in skyrocketing failure rates ranging from 60-80% across different Florida counties. Wow!

After officials noted an increasing rate of traffic accidents among new drivers, they made the decision to revamp the learner’s permit exam with the intention of making sure that these new drivers are ready for the road. The test was re-written and went from a format of two sets of 20 questions, to a new 50 question single test. According to NBC 2 news, officials said the old test relied a little too heavily on memorization. The new test adds more situation-based questions, and it is causing many more people to fail (NCB2 News). Officials are now reviewing the test for ways to make changes, remove any ambiguous questions, and increase the pass rate while still carefully testing new drivers’ knowledge.

So, what can students do to make sure they well prepared for their test? Choosing the best possible Drug & Alcohol course from GDL Institute puts new drivers in the best position for a passing grade. Not all courses are created equal. If you choose to take your Drug and Alcohol class online, make sure you are choosing a high-quality course for the best instruction, examples, and learning opportunities. The new driver exam forces students to demonstrate they understand the rules of the road; not regurgitate memorized stats and facts. We can better prepare you for the new format!

We are approved to offer both the online Drug & Alcohol course, and also the online permit exam. And, by choosing our Value Package course bundle, you’ll also receive a free practice test to put you in an even better position to pass your exam. The course is designed to be fun, informative, and put you in the best possible position to pass your exam on the first try. Choose GDL Institute for your driver education, and get started on the road to driving independence.



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