Wherever you are in the world, when you are driving, it is of utmost importance that you have to acquire a driver’s license. It’s is proof that you have the ability and enough knowledge to go behind the wheel. It can also be used as an identification card with a photo of you, your full name, date of birth, and place of birth. Therefore, aside from its use for driving purposes the driving license can also be used for many different things. There are different types of driver’s licenses that are provided by a state and in some states they vary.
The Department of Motor Vehicles is the one that is solely responsible for providing the different types of driving licenses to those drivers who are able. You should be at the right age and pass the exams to obtain a driver’s license. As mentioned above, there are different types of driving licenses and may vary from state to state. These would include: class A, B, and C driving licenses for the commercial vehicles which include buses and trucks; and the class D and E for those non-commercial ones.
But there are selected cases in which the DMV could provide special limitations and/or approvals. If a driver is 21 years old or older, they are much qualified to apply for a driver’s license that falls under the class A category and are also qualified for a CDL with an approval for hazmat. Those who are below or just reached 18 years of age, they can be qualified to apply for classes B and C. These types of licenses are also acceptable if you are going to be driving vehicles which fall under the class E grouping. For class D, DMV provides this type of license to those who are 18 years old and above, but those below but have finished the driving course can also be considered.
Aside from those classes mentioned above, there are also the class DJ and MJ. Class DJ is for those who have not reached 18 yet. They can be given a license but with restrictions. Though they are allowed to drive trucks and tow, they are given a specific amount of weight allowable by the Department of Motor Vehicles. Class MJ is for motorcycles, allowing those under 18 to drive motorcycles with restrictions. For more information, please do visit your local DMV or if they have a website, please do go online to read more about the rules and regulations as these might vary from state to state.
Now, you know that just having a driver’s license doesn’t mean that you can drive wherever whenever. There are still limitations given by the Department of Motor Vehicle and each one must abide by the rules with regard to driving. Always put into mind that these rules do not apply everywhere, so better make sure of their rules if you are going on a trip to a different state to avoid having any violations and tickets. Go here to know more on various types of driver’s license.