Obtaining your first driver’s license is like getting your right of passage to travel the world. With it, you can travel anywhere in the United States. In order to obtain your driver’s license, you must demonstrate to an examiner at the Department of Motor Vehicles that you are qualified to drive a vehicle. With sufficient preparation and practice, you can successfully pass the driver’s license test. Then, you will earn that valuable plastic card called your driver’s license.
If you have the chance to set up an appointment to take the driver’s license test, do so. This prevents the long lines associated with waiting for your turn to take the test. Make your appointment for the date and time you think you’ll feel most confident to pass the test. Obtain a driver’s handbook from your local DMV and familiarize yourself with all the rules of the road. Make sure you understand the details of certain laws, like speed limits on particular roads. Remembering these details will help you pass the written portion of the test and will ensure you are knowledgeable about the rules of the road. Be sure to ask an experienced driver any questions you have about the rules of driving.
Although remembering the rules of the road helps you pass the test, nothing compares to receiving hands-on driving practice. Many states require that those under 18 practice driving for a minimum number of hours before taking the driving test. Ask an experienced driver to supervise you as you learn drive properly. Practicing can help improve your skills with speed, turning and parking. If you feel you are not properly prepared to take the scheduled test, reschedule it for another date and time. You want to ensure you know perform all the maneuvers of driving when test time arrives.
Before the actual test, stay focused on the questions the DMV examiner may ask. Stay calm and be confident that you are properly prepared for the test. The DMV instructor may ask you to properly identify the different parts of the car such as the headlights, emergency lights and brakes. Then the instructor will join you in the car for the actual road test. Listen very carefully to the examiner’s instructions, applying precision and accuracy to every response. Keep your speed aligned with the local speed limit. Stay aware of any other cars around you. If you happen to make a mistake, like when parallel parking, simply attempt to correct it without showing any anxiety.