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Old 10-10-2007, 08:04 PM
 
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I came from India to NJ recently. I am 25 yrs old and do not have a driving license of India.
For getting a driver's license in NJ, I have to practice on a learner's permit for 3 mths. Why there is restriction of 3 mths? If I take a learner's permit then can I take a road test just after 1 mth or so... instead of waiting for 3 mths ?

Is there any quick approach or workaround , so that I can drive in one month after having learner's permit and without having anyone with me in the car as a supervisor?
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Old 10-10-2007, 08:35 PM
 
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I came from India to NJ recently. I am 25 yrs old and do not have a driving license of India.
For getting a driver's license in NJ, I have to practice on a learner's permit for 3 mths. Why there is restriction of 3 mths? If I take a learner's permit then can I take a road test just after 1 mth or so... instead of waiting for 3 mths ?

Is there any quick approach or workaround , so that I can drive in one month after having learner's permit and without having anyone with me in the car as a supervisor?

I suggest that you check the DMV site online. It gives you all the info that you need & yes you do have to wait the 3 months. As for why you have to wait? Maybe because the more practice you have the better driver you will become? Makes sense to me
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Old 10-11-2007, 05:10 AM
 
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You've never driven before, so they're treating you the same as a 16 y/o who has never driven before. I can't really say I can blame them, honestly. I doubt very highly you're going to find a "workaround"- the DMV is not exactly known for being accomodating based on your needs.....
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Old 10-11-2007, 07:47 AM
 
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If you have never driven before, why should there be a shortcut? I would be very upset if the DMV allowed a shortcut. All people who have never driven before regardless of age should be treated the same way.
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Old 10-11-2007, 07:54 AM
 
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I want the immediate license is because my new job is 40 miles away from my residence place. To travel there through public transport is not possible. So if I could get a license in a month or so I can take this very good career opportunity, otherwise I have to quit.
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Old 10-11-2007, 08:04 AM
 
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Common sense public safety sometimes trumps personal needs and desires.
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Old 10-11-2007, 08:04 AM
 
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You need to learn the rules to drive safely - for yourself, as well as the rest of us who are the road next to you. It's the law.
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Old 10-11-2007, 08:18 AM
 
Location: High Bridge
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I want the immediate license is because my new job is 40 miles away from my residence place. To travel there through public transport is not possible. So if I could get a license in a month or so I can take this very good career opportunity, otherwise I have to quit.
Well, all I can say is, find someone who works and lives nearby your work and home, and carpool.

This is one DMV rule thats correct, there are no workarounds, you need to learn to drive before getting your license. I would recommend getting a driving instructor, as it would provide additional car insurance discounts.
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Old 10-11-2007, 08:29 AM
 
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I want the immediate license is because my new job is 40 miles away from my residence place. To travel there through public transport is not possible. So if I could get a license in a month or so I can take this very good career opportunity, otherwise I have to quit.
Hmmm...sounds like someone didn't think through the ramifications of where he's living vs where he's working too well..........
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Old 10-11-2007, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Atlantic Highlands NJ/Ponte Vedra FL/NYC
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I want the immediate license is because my new job is 40 miles away from my residence place. To travel there through public transport is not possible. So if I could get a license in a month or so I can take this very good career opportunity, otherwise I have to quit.
too bad you aren't able to follow our rules, how would this be handled back in india?
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