Fail Your Permit Test? You’re Not Alone

by Jim Thompson | Last Updated: March 10, 2021

Completing the licensing requirements of the DMV can be a stressful time. The first step in the process, the written test, has delayed many people in their attempts to get a license. In fact, a recent study done by, it was found that nearly 4 in 10 licensed drivers could not pass the written test. Even with much more at stake, it seems that the model used in school, memorizing facts for a test with no intention of using the information later, is true even on the driving test.

Some Notable Failures

Here are a few facts about some drivers and their licenses.

So How Can You Be Successful?

If you soon will be facing your written permit test, here are some tips to increase your chances of success.

One of my teachers once said, “Proper preparation prevents poor performance.” Preparing well greatly increases your chances of success and, hopefully, you will be able to pass it again in the future unlike those four out of 10 drivers in the study.