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How to Pass Your Driving Road Test

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.

You Will Need

  • Practice
  • Safe driver checklist
  • Road rules
  • Traffic laws
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Good night's sleep
  • Driver's training course (optional)

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