You don't have to spend hundreds of dollars to prepare for the Alabama permit test!  In fact, you don't have to spend a dime - most of the study resources are completely free, including the official permit test study guide - the 2016 Alabama drivers manual!  There's a good reason why the manual is frequently referred to as the "Alabama permit book" - the entire DMV knowledge test is based on the information you can find in the book and nothing else!  Download your copy of the manual right now and read on to find out what chapters are important for the written test!

There's a good explanation for why the DMV drivers manual is ignored by most first-time permit test takers - people are put off by the size of the booklet and have trouble getting through the first chapters that drag on and on about the point system, ways to lose a drivers license and other things that are not that important to someone who just wants to study questions that will be on the Alabama permit test!  Some states have already realized that the drivers manual needs to be a dedicated drivers permit test study resource, not a place where you drop answers to every driving-related question.  The Department of Public Safety in Alabama is moving in the right direction, but they are not just there yet, as the first chapters of the drivers license manual show us.

Those who want to start studying for the DMV written test right away should skip straight to chapter 3 - "The Driving Task" (that's page 21 of the 2016 Alabama permit book).    From this point, you will need to cover all chapters up to and including chapter 8 - driving the freeways.  That's 57 pages total.  Is it a lot?  It would be, if it was all fine print and nothing but fine print.  Fortunately, this is not the case.  The Alabama drivers book is filled with images of road signs, pavement markings and various on-road situations to help you learn the rules faster.  Besides, if you start studying at least two weeks before your permit test appointment (as you should) and do a little every day, you will only have to cover four pages of the DMV handbook per day!  Don't tell us you can't read four pages, no matter how busy you may be!

There's one thing missing from the Alabama driver's manual and that is a good permit practice test.  Don't worry, thought, as we can certainly help you with that!  We have prepared an entire collection of free sample quizzes to help you learn all answers to the 2016 knowledge test.  Start with the very first basic Alabama practice permit test and work your way through the entire set of quizzes.  Questions will get harder as you progress through the lineup of exams, so make sure to work on practice tests in the order they were arranged in!  And remember - DMV practice tests are not a substitute to reading the drivers manual, you should do both to maximize your chances of passing the exam!  Read the permit book online, work on practice tests and good luck at the DPS!

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