How many driving lessons should you take before your test?

I just turned 15 and I’m excited about getting my driver’s license. While I’ve already started coursework, I’m worried about how much driving experience I need to ace the driving test. How many hours of driving lessons should I take before my test?

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Answer provided by
Eric Schad
Answered on Apr 12, 2022
Getting your license as a teenager is the most freedom you’ll get until you turn 18. So if you want to ace your driving exam the first time around, you should take at least 45 hours of driving lessons before your test, or whatever is mandated by your state’s motor vehicle department.
The required amount of time behind the wheel varies by state. Most states only require you to have six or eight one-hour lessons with a certified instructor accompanied by 20 to 25 hours with a licensed driver.
But like anything else, practice makes perfect. The more driving experience you get, the more likely that you can pass your driving test without issue.
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