I took mine about a month before I turned 17. I only got it because all the stores around me got serious about not selling M games without an ID. Went out and bought all three God of War games on my birthday. Good times. I drove somewhere I'd never been and the only mistakes I remember making were not signalling when I pulled out from the curb and driving too close to the other lane. The written permit test was easy after the hours of online courses I had to go through.