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Old 10-15-2011, 12:54 AM
 
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Wasn't there a change recently to renewing your license in NYS where your ocular abilities are self-reported? You would think that if that applies to renewing an expired license, it would also apply to switching in your out-of-state license...
I just renewed my license at the end of August over the internet and I had to give information about the optometrist who had checked my eyes within the last year (before the license renewal).
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Old 10-15-2011, 09:40 AM
 
Location: BK All Day
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NY will take FL. My parents just change theirs back a few years ago from FL to NY again. They just filled out the form, went to the DMV, it was done. However their FL licenses were not expired.
That seems about right. They took my expired Ohio license and gave me aNY one without retaking any tests FWIW.
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Old 10-15-2011, 05:26 PM
 
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That seems about right. They took my expired Ohio license and gave me aNY one without retaking any tests FWIW.
When NY took my California license some years ago, they still made me pay for the eye test at the NY DMV.
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Old 10-16-2011, 05:35 PM
 
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i didn't get my license in florida. i lived there but everyone i knew that got their license over there got it pretty easily. over here it seems like you have to climb up to mt. everest to get a license. lol.

how does the test work over here? how many road test do you need to take?
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Old 10-16-2011, 09:13 PM
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how does the test work over here? how many road test do you need to take?
The essentials:

- Pass the permit test

- Must attend a pre-licensing course(watching a video) at a driving school

- The school will provide you the certificate that you must take with you to the actual road test.

- Schedule the road test.

- Pass the road test

You take the test as many times as you need before you pass. After your initial 2 tries, you'll have to pay($10 I think) for another 2 and so on until you eventually pass.
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Old 10-17-2011, 03:22 PM
 
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Is NYC really a city where having a car/license is mandatory though? I don't have either and am honestly not in a rush to do so. I'd rather rely on the public transit in NYC...a lot of people do that, right?
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Old 10-18-2011, 07:16 AM
 
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i didn't get my license in florida. i lived there but everyone i knew that got their license over there got it pretty easily. over here it seems like you have to climb up to mt. everest to get a license. lol.

how does the test work over here? how many road test do you need to take?
The FAQ for new drivers is on the DMV website, which I provided earlier. It's not that hard, don't worry.
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Old 10-18-2011, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Nassau/Queens border
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i turned 21 and i finally want to get my license! i have my learners permit but in order to start getting some women already and getting some booty, i really want to get my license so my uncle can finally start letting me drive his car around. the only problem is, i really don't know where the heck to start. how do i even apply for my license? do i have to take a road test? where can i take a road test and how long does it take to get my license? i am in queens.
ALL the info you need can be found on the DMV website - including locations of the road tests.

New York State Department of Motor Vehicles - NYS DMV - NYSDMV - Driver - Vehicle
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Old 10-18-2011, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland, IL
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Is NYC really a city where having a car/license is mandatory though? I don't have either and am honestly not in a rush to do so. I'd rather rely on the public transit in NYC...a lot of people do that, right?
A license is always good to have, just in case. Also, I dunno how New York state laws are, but in Illinois once you're 18 you legally have to carry a State ID or License on you at all times, or you can be put in holding. I'd assume New York would have a law similar to that, so I'd say just get a license, because either way you have to pay for one or the other, and at least with a license if you were ever put in the situation that you had to drive, you could.
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Old 10-18-2011, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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A license is always good to have, just in case. Also, I dunno how New York state laws are, but in Illinois once you're 18 you legally have to carry a State ID or License on you at all times, or you can be put in holding. I'd assume New York would have a law similar to that, so I'd say just get a license, because either way you have to pay for one or the other, and at least with a license if you were ever put in the situation that you had to drive, you could.
In New York State you don't have to carry any ID with you, and a good portion of the city population doesn't have a driver's license, so its not that uncommon here to not have it.
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