When you get your Michigan driver’s license is an exciting venture and life changing experience, but it is also a very big responsibility.
Taking the driving test (also known as road test and behind-the wheel test) can be a little nerve wracking, but there are ways you can prepare that will help ensure that you pass that test, with flying colors, on the very first try. Here are some helpful tips that will make passing your driving test much easier and will help you pass it the first time.
Before you schedule your Road Test with us
Get lots of practice. Use that learner’s permit of yours to the full if you have one. Feeling comfortable behind the wheel of your car is one of the best ways to prepare for the test. Try to practice as much as possible in the vehicle that you will take to your actual test. Each car drives a little differently and it is a good idea to be comfortable in the car you will be using. Keep this in mind when preparing for your driving test. While driving around with whoever is your driving partner to help you during your learning phase (a friend, colleague or your driving instructor), have them grade you. Let them know this is a good time to be brutally honest. Ask them to note down every incorrect lane change, every turn signal you failed to indicate, every blind spot check you didn’t perform, etc.
Empty parking lots make great drivers test practice locations. Office parking lots are usually deserted on the weekend and are great for practicing. If you can, find a couple of orange cones to borrow so that you can set up a parallel parking area.
Once you schedule your test, familiarize yourself with the testing area. Generally the driving test will be completed on the roads that are very near to your testing site. Spend some time driving around the area. Pay special attention to the speed limits, road signs and potential hazards. This way you will already know what to expect when you go in for your test. You can also employ driving training and practice test companies to help you. While it may cost you a little bit of money, it can be worth the training, knowledge and actual road experience you gain, not to mention that these are often taught by those who are aware of what the actual driving test will be like. This prepares you better, plus gives you a feel for what to expect the day of the road test. Consider this expense an investment into your driving success.
How to Pass Your Driving Test the First Time:
Avoiding Common Mistakes
You must demonstrate the following maneuvers during your behind-the-wheel examination:
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Lansing Driving School
300 S Washington Sq
Lansing, MI 48933