By dk_2k16 - 12/04/2016 20:29 - United States - Hattiesburg
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Parts of it should still be useful. I doubt driving changed that much over forty years.
And you still passed because it's all common sense BS that any idiot can do, right? Maybe not given that you couldn't tell a book from the 70's from one today....
No, the test isn't all common sense. At least on the test I took, there were several questions regarding insurance and exactly how reaction time affects distance travelled. It has a bit more rigor that you think. You shouldn't generalize that any idiot can pass, especially when OP failed.
Unfortunately, while much of the general tips in there are probably still useful while actually driving, the permit test is basically just reciting stopping distances and the like. If you google "Mississippi driving manual" there are places that let you access a free pdf of the most current one. All in all, it could have been worse. There are also practice tests online that can give you a pretty good sense of how you're doing. You don't need to obsess over the book. When I took my permit test (this was ~3 years ago. I took it at 17 so I didn't have to do 6 hours of driving with an instructor and I had actually failed the permit test my high school gave us by one question), I mostly just looked my state's manual over a little bit for a week and then read through the whole thing as my dad was driving me to the MVC. That was enough to very nearly ace it (50 questions, when you correctly answer 40, it ends the test since that's a pass. It passed me at question 42). Stressing and obsessing over studying won't help.