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Old 04-24-2016, 09:50 AM
 
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Is Florida the only state that allows some drivers license holders to forgo the written DMV test?


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Old 04-24-2016, 10:47 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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I have no idea. Maybe you could google that.

State traffic laws are not all the same, so it doesn't make a lot of sense to just allow a straight conversion without testing for the difference in the traffic laws.

Veering slightly off topic, to get a driver's license in Oregon, you have to be able to prove who you are, and an out of state driver's license isn't going to meet that requirement.
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Old 04-24-2016, 11:32 AM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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I have no idea. Maybe you could google that.
This is the answer to probably more than half of the threads on all of City-Data
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Old 04-24-2016, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I have moved between states multiple times in the past 15 years, and the only state that ever required a written test for new residents was MO. The other states I moved into from elsewhere were FL, TX and CO, and none of them required any sort of testing.

Edit: OP, now that I read your question again, I think I misunderstood it. Are you asking if it is possible to get an initial/first driver's license in a state (in your example, FL) without having to take a written test?
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Old 04-24-2016, 01:15 PM
 
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This is the answer to probably more than half of the threads on all of City-Data
Yeah this. I can't stand lazy OPs
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Old 04-24-2016, 03:46 PM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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NJ->CO No, just turned in Old, Got New one
CO->NJ Nope
NJ->PA Nope (They did have me to a 20 question Cross State Survey, to see what Thing people get wrong)
PA->GA Nope
GA->NH Nope

PA/GA/NH did have me take a eye test.
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Old 04-24-2016, 04:17 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I have moved between states multiple times in the past 15 years, and the only state that ever required a written test for new residents was MO. The other states I moved into from elsewhere were FL, TX and CO, and none of them required any sort of testing.

Edit: OP, now that I read your question again, I think I misunderstood it. Are you asking if it is possible to get an initial/first driver's license in a state (in your example, FL) without having to take a written test?
We had to take written tests to get a CO license many years ago. I just checked, you don't have to do that any more. https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dmv...transfer-adult

In Illinois, I had to take both written and driving to get their license. I just checked there, too, and you still have to do the written, plus it says maybe a driving test. Don't know how they decide that.
https://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/s...ntshowdoi.html

A few years ago, my daughter had to take a written test to get a license in MN.
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Old 04-24-2016, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I forgot about vision tests as a PP mentioned above. I have always had to take the vision test in every state. So much a given to me that I neglected to mention it. Good point.
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Old 04-24-2016, 09:50 PM
 
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I didn't have to do any tests to get my license in South Dakota. I just turned in my Nebraska license.
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Old 04-24-2016, 11:30 PM
 
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No issue in AZ either - used NYS license and walked out with my AZ license, vision test was completed.
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