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The scenario:

You've got a California Learner's Permit and you're going on vacation to grandma's house half way across the country. The question is, can you still practice your driving skills as you travel to Colorado, Texas, Florida, or wherever dear old granny might live?

Answer:

Well, there is no easy answer, of course. Some states will accept and allow you to drive in their state with a Learner's Permit from another state. Other states may not. You must check with the driver licensing office for that particular state before attempting to drive in that state with your current state's Learner's Permit. Make sense? Good.

Additionally, if another state allows you to drive using your Learner's Permit, you'll have to familiarize yourself with and obey that particular state's laws and rules of the road, so it's important to research this information on the state's DMV or driver licensing agency's website before traveling to that state.

To help you find a more specific answer to this question, a trip to the DMV website of the state in question might help. And if you're looking for state DMV websites, DrivingLinks.com will get you there in a snap. DrivingLinks.com page has direct links to the official DMV or DPS websites and driver handbooks for all 50 states — check it out:

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