Tennessee's Department of Safety mandates all beginning drivers 17 years of age or younger meet the requirements of the state's graduated driver licensing program. The purpose of this program is to help young drivers develop excellent driving abilities, improve road safety and minimize collisions. The program is made up of three distinct phases: the learner's permit, the intermediate restricted license and the intermediate unrestricted license. Let's look at the nuances of the TN learners permit.
Head on out to the closest TN DOS office. Bring documentation to prove your residency, hand over any out-of-state permits, provide proof of school attendance and two documents to prove residency in the state of Tennessee.
Provide proof that you are a U.S. Citizen or have lawful permanent residency, display primary/secondary proofs of identity and present your Social Security number.
You must also provide proof of school attendance from your prior school if you are new to the state of Tennessee.
Fill out the Form SF—259/Minor Affidavit and Cancellation. Have your parent or guardian sign the form.
The next step is to pass the vision test and written knowledge exam. Pay the $10.50 fee for your learner's permit. Those who fail the knowledge test can retake it after seven days have passed.