To legally operate a motor vehicle in the U.S., an individual must have an official document called a driver’s license. However, there are different types and classes of driver’s licenses available. Each class allows the license holder to operate a different kind of vehicle. A class D license is the most common, as it permits the individual to drive a standard motor vehicle. But, there are also licenses specifically for operating motorcycles, buses, etc.
Every state in America issues driver’s licenses, usually through their Department or Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV). While you must get your driver’s license through the state you live in, all state’s licenses are valid throughout the U.S. The process to apply for a driver’s license varies by state. However, most states require you to take and pass a written exam, a driving test, and a vision test. You will also need to prove your identity using a certified copy of your birth certificate, a state-issued I.D. card, or a passport. In addition, you’ll also need proof of your Social Security number and state residency.