How Do You Get a Driver's License From the Florida HSMV?


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As of 2015, eligible citizens can get a driver's license from the Florida HMSV by taking a test at the department's driver license offices. Florida offers commercial and non-commercial driver's licenses, and generally requires the applicant to pass a hearing test, vision test, knowledge exam and driving test. The Florida HMSV can provide a driver's license or identification card to applicants under and over the age of 18 as well as new residents.

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The Florida HMSV's commercial drivers' licenses are divided into three classes: Class A, Class B and Class C. A Class A driver license is required to drive a commercial truck weighing over 26,001 pounds with an attached towed vehicle weighing more than 10,000 pounds. A Class B driver license allows the driver to drive only straight trucks with a gross vehicle rating of 26,001 pounds. A Class C driver license is for drivers who are looking to drive vehicles that are transporting more than 15 people or placardable amounts of hazardous material.

The Florida HMSV also provides non-commercial driver's licenses, which include Class E licenses, a Learner's Restricted license for persons under the age of 15, motorcycle and moped licenses, and licenses for scooters with a displacement of 50 cc or less.

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