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How to Save on Car Insurance With Kids
Having kids won’t raise your car insurance rates, but adding them to your policy as teenagers will.
How to Get a Mississippi Learners Permit
You can apply for a temporary permit or a driver’s ed permit at age 15. Here’s what you need to know before you show up at the DPS.
How to Get a West Virginia Learner’s Permit
Once you turn 15, you’re eligible to apply for a WV learner’s permit. Here’s how you’ll need to prepare for the DMV.
How to Get a Learners Permit in California
You can apply for a learner’s permit in California once you turn 15 and a half years old, but you’ll need to complete a driver’s ed course first.
How to Get an Alaska Learner’s Permit
Young drivers in Alaska are eligible for an instruction permit upon turning 14—but the rules for applying may depend on where you live.
How to Get a Nevada Learner’s Permit
You’re eligible to get a Nevada learner’s permit when you’re 15 and a half years old—but you’ll need to get your ducks in a row first. Learn more here.
How to Get a New Hampshire Learners Permit
New Hampshire doesn’t issue learner’s permits, but new drivers are allowed on the roads if they meet specific regulations. Learn more here!
How to Get a Rhode Island Learners Permit
Apply for a Rhode Island learner’s permit once you turn 16. Keep reading to learn about the state’s fees and requirements.
How to Get an Illinois Learners Permit
Once you turn 15, you can apply for an instruction permit—but don’t head to the DMV without reading our guide first.
How to Get a Montana Learner's Permit
You can apply for a Montana driver’s permit once you turn 15 years old. Here’s how to follow the required steps.
How to Get a Washington D.C. Learners Permit
You must be at least 16 years old to apply for a Washington D.C. learner’s permit. Learn more here!
How to Get a Maine Learner’s Permit
You can apply for a Maine learner’s permit at 15 years old—but there will be some hurdles to clear before you’re all set.
How to Get a Michigan Learners Permit
The process of getting a Michigan learner’s license can start as early as age 14. Here’s what the process entails.
Melanie Krieps Mergen
How to Get an Idaho Learners Permit
You’re eligible for an Idaho Supervised Instruction Permit once you turn 14½ but you’ll need to arrive at the DMV with the required documentation and payment.
How to Get an Iowa Learner’s Permit
Young Iowans can get their learner’s permits as soon as they turn 14—but they have to take care of a few steps first.
Melanie Krieps Mergen
How to Get a Arkansas Learners Permit
The first step in getting your Arkansas driver’s license is applying for a learner’s permit. This guide will tell you everything you need to get started.
How to Get a Missouri Learners Permit
Missouri residents are eligible to apply for a learner’s permit at age 15. Read this guide before you head to the license office to make sure you have everything you need.
How to Get a Minnesota Learners Permit
Turning 15 years old opens the door to getting a Minnesota learner’s permit, but there are other obligations you have to complete before you can start practicing.
How to Get a New York Learner Permit
Getting an NYS learner permit is the first step in getting your driver’s license, but you must be 16 years of age and must apply in person at your local DMV.
How to Get a Tennessee Learner Permit
You’re eligible to get a Tennessee learner permit when you turn 15—but make sure you read this before heading to the DMV.
How to Get a Vermont Learners Permit
You’re eligible to get a Vermont learners permit once you turn 15—but don’t roll up to the DMV office to apply without reading our guide.
How to Get a Wisconsin Learner’s Permit
You’re able to apply for a Wisconsin learner’s permit at age 15—but not before you fulfill these key requirements.
How to Get an Oklahoma Learner’s Permit
An Oklahoma Learner’s Permit is just two tests and a fee away.
How to Get a Maryland Learner’s Permit
You’re eligible to get a Maryland learner’s permit once you turn 15 years and 9 months—here’s our guide to everything you need to know before you get to the MVA office.
How to Get a Kentucky Learner’s Permit
Kentucky residents can apply for their learner’s permit at a Kentucky State Police office once they turn 16.
How to Get a Colorado Learners Permit
You can apply for a Colorado learner's permit once you turn 15—but you’ll need to follow the right steps before you head to the DMV.
How to Get an Indiana Learners Permit
You could be eligible for an Indiana learner’s permit at 15 years old—but you’ll want to read our guide to make sure you’re good to go.
How to Get a South Carolina Learner’s Permit
To get a learner’s permit in South Carolina, you must be at least 15 years old and pass a vision and knowledge test. Here’s all you need to know.
How to Get a Louisiana Learner’s Permit
When you turn 15, you can get a learner's permit in Louisiana—but before you head to the OMV to apply, read this guide.
How to Get a Utah Learner’s Permit
You’re eligible to get a Utah learner’s permit once you turn 15—here’s our guide to everything you need to know before you get to the DPS office.
All Questions on Teens
How do you build a muscle car in Minecraft?
I’m a huge fan of muscle cars and video games. Is there a way to build a muscle car in Minecraft?
How do you lower car insurance for young drivers?
My daughter is a year into driving, and the insurance prices are killing me. Add in, my son is going to be starting very soon and I need to lower the insurance. How can I do it?
What speed is considered reckless driving?
My driver’s ed teacher told us we can get a reckless driving ticket just for speeding too much. Not gonna lie, that makes me pretty anxious. I tend to go 10 mph over the limit when I’m not thinking. What speed do you have to be going for it to be considered reckless driving?
How do you customize a car at Benny’s?
I just started playing Grand Theft Auto, but I don’t know how to access the Lowriders update content. How do I go about customizing my cars at Benny’s in GTA Online?
Can you take driving lessons without a provisional license?
I’m still waiting on my provisional license, but I really want to start driving. I’m not sure if I have to wait for it to come in or not. Can I sign up for driving lessons without a provisional license?
How do you pass driving lessons quickly?
Is there any way to speed up my driving lessons so I can pass the exam more quickly? I’m so tired of driving with an instructor and I feel like I could be ready to take the test for my license, but my instructor says we should practice more first.
How do you build a Formula 1 car in Minecraft?
I love F1 racing and Minecraft, and I want to combine the two. How can I build a Formula 1 car in Minecraft?
Can you drive without car insurance in Michigan?
I'm a teen driver, but I want to buy my own car soon. The only thing is that car insurance seems too expensive where I live. Do I have to buy it?
Who pays for the child's car insurance after a divorce?
Our daughter (17) has been on my and my husband's car insurance policy with GEICO for several years. Now that we are separating and getting our own policies, who should cover her?
How can I reduce the cost of teenage car insurance?
My teenage daughter is getting licensed. We want to add her to our insurance, but the cost is prohibitive. How can we reduce the cost of adding her to our car insurance?
Is a Miata a good first car?
My dad offered to buy my daughter a Miata as her first car. It’s a really generous offer, and I would hate to turn him down, but I’m not sure if a Miata is the best choice for her first car ever. Is a Miata a good idea?
How much is it to take driving lessons?
Are driving lessons expensive? I want to get some for my son so that he can learn from a professional instead of from me, but I’m worried that they won’t be within my budget.
How do you put someone on your car insurance?
What’s the best way to add someone to your car insurance? My 18-year-old daughter and I are going on a weekend road trip. We want to take turns driving.
Can I get a car loan if I am 16?
I am 16 and need a car to get to school. The bus doesn't come to my house anymore. I can't afford it all, but I could afford to pay it off monthly. Can I get a car loan if I'm 16?
What driving jobs can I do at age 18?
I just graduated high school and want to get a job for the summer before college. None of the normal teen jobs sound appealing, though. Are there any driving jobs I can do at 18?
How do you get tokens on Car Crushers 2?
I’ve earned plenty of money in Car Crushers 2, but I don’t know what to do with it now. How do you get tokens in Car Crushers 2?
How many teens die daily from texting and driving?
I’ve caught my daughter texting and driving several times. No matter what I say, she keeps doing it and I’m starting to get concerned. To strike some fear into her, I want to have a frank conversation about the consequences of texting and driving. How many teens are killed every day by texting and driving?
How do you win the car on GTA every time?
I’ve been spinning the wheel at the Diamond Casino & Resort in GTA for weeks now without winning the car. Usually, I get stuck with clothing or discounts. Is there a way to win the car every time in GTA?
How do you make a drift car in Forza Horizon 4?
I’ve knocked out all the speed zones and danger signs in Forza Horizon 4, so it’s time to conquer the drift zones. How can I get a great car for drifting?
How do you build a car in Fortnite?
Fortnite offers awesome customizations for your character—but what about for cars? Can you build a car in Fortnite?
How old do I have to be to apply for car insurance?
I’m 16 and want to get my own car insurance. Is this possible? How old do I have to be to get my own car insurance?
Is drinking and driving still a problem for teenagers?
I’m the parent of a teenager and I’m really scared for them to start driving. I’m mostly worried about drunk driving. Is drinking and driving still a problem for teenagers?
How do you turn off car damage in Forza Horizon 4?
I play video games to relax, not to stress out. Can I turn off the damage in Forza Horizon 4?
Will the number of cars on the policy affect how much we'll pay for insurance?
I'm 17 and I want to be added to my parents' car insurance policy. I also want to eventually add my own car to the policy, which means we'll be insuring three cars in total. Will the number of cars on the policy affect how much we'll pay for insurance?
Why is driving a privilege?
My mom just started teaching me how to drive and she keeps saying, “Driving is a privilege.” It seems to be her catchphrase recently. Why is driving a privilege?
How much would my car insurance cost if I’m 19 years old?
I’m a 19-year-old and going into my sophomore year of college. My parents told me I can bring a car to campus with me this year, but I have to get my own insurance for it. I only work a couple of hours a week at school and was wondering how much insurance would be if I choose to bring the car back to school with me.
Can you have three car loans?
Is it possible to have three car loans? My husband and I both drive financed vehicles, and we want to finance a third to surprise our son for his 16th birthday.
Is it possible to use a student loan to purchase a used car?
I want to get a car when I go to college, but I don't have any money to do so. Can I use part of my student loan to buy a car?
How can I get insured on my parents’ car?
Can I be added to my parents’ insurance? Getting my own insurance is super expensive and I just can’t afford it right now.
What happens if I don't add my 16-year-old to my car insurance policy?
What are the consequences if I don't insure my teenage son? My son is in the process of getting his license. Given the astronomical rates for insuring male teenagers, I'm not keen on adding him to my policy.
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