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What is the difference between a Drivers' License and a Permit?



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Drivers license means you can drive alone and you have taken the actual driving portion of the test. Permit is also called your "temps" which means you have to have someone 21 or older in the car with you at all times to help you along your process of learning how to drive. You have to hold these for 6 months before you can get your drivers license. Some state laws may be different about how long you have to hold them or how old you have to be to get them but license = by yourself you are a good driver and took the driving test, permit = You are still learning and not allowed to drive alone