Types of Driver Licenses

Type of Drivers License

Each person who drives a motor vehicle which is designed as being in either Class A, B, C, D, or E will need a different class of license before driving or operating any such motor vehicle on any road, highway or street of a State. Drivers may also be required to have proper endorsement(s) on their (CDL) Commercial Driver's License.

There are different types of driving license, the three general are: the Personal Vehicle Driver's License or Class E, the Chauffeurs Driver's License or Class D; and the Commercial Driver's License or Classes A, B, and C.

Driving License Types:

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Types of Driver Licenses
 Commercial Driver license (CDL)
License required to operate vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating of around 26,001 lbs or 11,793 kg.
 Chauffeurs Driver's License
DMV issues this license to people 18 years old and above. It is not used in the transportation of materials found to be dangerous.
 Taxi and Livery - Personal Vehicle
License required to drive taxis and livery vehicles, students must be 18 years old or older in order to get this license.
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Types of Driver Licenses
 Learner License
It is a restricted license issued to teenagers who are between ages 15 and 17, altough age requirements may vary according to the state.
 International Driving Permit (IDP)
IPD license is recognized by many countries, it is a proof that people have a valid driver's license in their nation.