Driving is a wonderful privilege, but before you can get behind the wheel, you have to prove that you're a smart, safe driver by passing a road test.
Step 1: Practice Practice, practice, practice. Most people who fail are those who have not had enough practice driving. The recommended number of supervised practice hours is 50.
Step 2: Know rules of the road Know the proper speeds, which lanes to use, who you should yield to, stopping at a traffic light, ability to control the vehicle, and how to park.
TIP: If you're having trouble, take a driver's training course from a certified driving school licensed by the DMV.
Step 3: Study Study the traffic laws. Knowing the traffic laws can keep you from making avoidable mistakes.
Step 4: Relax Relax on the day of your test. Being nervous and anxious will not help you drive smoothly. Get a good night's sleep the night before, and if you're prepared, you'll be coming home with a license in your hand.
FACT: The first known driver education programs were developed between 1910 and 1920.