This week the Delta County Libraries became one of a possible three library districts in the state of Colorado, and only a handful in the country, to be able to offer free state-specific driver’s permit practice tests to patrons. The program was designed to look and feel like the actual test, with over 40 questions that in many cases are identical to those a person would see the day they apply at the Department of Motor Vehicles.
The site also contains a copy of the Colorado driver’s handbook.
“This is a great tool for our teen patrons who are looking to obtain a driver’s license,” explains district director Annette Chosczcyk. “Driver’s education courses are quite expensive, and this allows people to get a good understanding of the rules of the road without that extra cost. Not that this is seen as a substitute, but it will at least give them the knowledge they need to make smart driving decisions as they prepare for the test.”
According to national studies, automobile accidents are the number one cause of death for U.S. teens. With this free program, the hope is that teens will be better prepared for the “road ahead.”
Driving-Test.org is a leading online provider of online driver education courses and resources for teen drivers. “We were fortunate to have had the opportunity to offer this program to our patrons,” added Chosczcyk. “It will be a useful tool that patrons can utilize, and in the end will save lives.”
You can use this program on library computers or at home on your own computer. All you need is a free library card number which can be obtained in any of the five Delta County libraries or on the district website, www.deltalibraries.org.