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How to Ace Driver’s Ed

Take the fast lane to obtaining your license. Follow these tips to cash in your new ticket to freedom.


  • Step 1: Study Read and study "What Every Driver Must Know" and the "Driving Skills Test Study Guide." Find these publications online or at the DMV office.
  • Step 2: Take sample tests Take sample tests to get accustomed to the types of questions asked. Many websites offer sample exams.
  • Step 3: Practice driving Practice driving in different situations with a parent or guardian. Ask your parents to drive with you in light and heavy traffic, and in good and bad weather.
  • TIP: Ask your parent to offer advice calmly so you do not get too nervous while driving.
  • Step 4: Consult other new drivers Consult with other new drivers about the written and skills tests to get an idea of what to expect.
  • Step 5: Practice tough maneuvers Spend additional time practicing tough maneuvers like parallel parking and keeping a straight line while driving in reverse.
  • Step 6: Stay calm Remain calm, cool, and collected during your written and skills tests. Soon you will be enjoying your new freedom.
  • FACT: Speeding is a contributing factor in over 30 percent of all fatal accidents.

You Will Need

  • Internet access
  • DMV office
  • Time to study
  • Car
  • Parent

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