Just before the pandemic hit, New York’s Green Light legislation made many more immigrants eligible to apply for drivers’ licenses and learners’ permits. Green Light NY, Worker Justice Center New York (WJCNY), and Ulster Immigrant Defense Network have created a five-part virtual workshop and a study guide to help people prepare for the written test.
All five videos are available in Spanish on the WJCNY website and YouTube.
Plus, study materials
The New York State Dept. of Motor Vehicles has a 77-page driver’s manual in Spanish and English to help applicants prepare for the test. The videos can help people understand the manual, but applicants still need to refer to the manual itself. Just reading the manual is not always the best way to learn the material so this study guide explains how to use the manual to study more effectively.
Flashcards for reviewing questions that may be on the test are also available. One side of a sheet of paper has questions and the other side has answers. Applicants can review them over and over until they are sure they know the correct answers, putting aside those they know, and continuing to review the ones they still need to practice.