In order to pass your road test, you need to prepare so that you can pass not only the driving test itself but also the written test. It takes a lot to be able to pass, but it helps to get familiar with what you need to know and what you can expect. This is where confidence comes in. Before you even attempt to take a driving test, you should have practiced a few maneuvers that will be required of you to know. These include:
•U-Turns and 3 Point Turns
•Lights and Intersections
•Parking Uphill or Downhill
Be sure to watch your speed and obey all speed limits. When backing up, always be sure to look over your shoulder and when making turns, don’t forget to use your turn signals. Always pay attention and use your mirrors, and always come to complete stop at stop signs and lights. When making U-Turns and 3 Point Turns, always look before you back up and use your signals, so other drivers know your intentions. Don’t come to a full stop at yield signs unless you have to and always do your shoulder check before switching lanes. Don’t just rely on your mirrors. When parking, take your time and use your signals. Slow down when turning a corner and always look both ways before crossing a railroad.
The more practice that you can put in, the better. It will help to grow your confidence, and it will become second nature which is good because eventually, you don’t even want to have to think about what you should do next-driving should come effortlessly and naturally. It is also ideal to practice your driving skills in the vehicle that you will be taking your test in. That way you will already be familiar with the vehicle and not have an extra thing to worry about. You want to be able to focus on your driving and not on the car you are driving. You want to be comfortable in the car you are driving and not have to stress about how to operate the turn signals.
It’s great to practice where there are no other vehicles around. It will take a lot of the pressure off of you as you get familiar with driving. Practicing in an empty parking lot is a great way to practice parking, and you can even set up a couple of parallel parking areas if you have some orange cones.
You should practice anything that you feel uneasy about over an over again until you feel confident that you can do the maneuver without any problems. Parallel parking, reverse parking, and parking uphill or downhill gives a lot of new drivers trouble and are good ones to practice repeatedly. Even if you ace everything on your test-you will ail if you cannot parallel park correctly so make sure that you practice it until you can do it with confidence. 2 and 3 point turns are another tricky skill to develop and should be practiced a lot.
Once you have practiced your driving skills and all of your maneuvers until you are confident you can do them, you can schedule your test. It can also be helpful to practice your new skills near the testing center since it is very likely that you will be doing your test nearby. Get familiar with the sped limits, signs, and streets of the area.
Once you have mastered these maneuvers and have studies your driving manual, and you feel confident in your ability, you can schedule your road and written test.