Learning how to pass your driving test the first time is a matter of practicing your driving skills and studying traffic laws as the state has regulated.
Getting out on the open road is the American dream. The ability to be able to go where you want when you want is something everyone longs to do - especially when you're a teenager under the regime of your parents. But one of the steps to getting your driver's license is the driving part of the test - and it's where a lot of people fail. Once, twice, three times. Instead of having to go back to the DMV again and again, you can pass this test with flying colors (even if you failed that calculus test and never told your parents?oops). Here's how.
How to Pass Your Driving Test the First Time
Okay, remember how you didn't do so well on that last math test? Aside from staying up all night to play video games, do you think there might have been another reason for your bad grade? Anyone? Anyone? The truth is that you didn't study. You didn't. So, to make sure you pass this test - and since it's not a pop quiz, you really have no excuse not to - you need to practice, practice, and then practice some more. You want to take any willing adult with you in a car and drive in as many situations as you can. This will help you to understand what to do in any situation. You will also be able to soothe any frazzled nerves you might have about driving, so that your sweaty palms don't overtake you when it's time to test.
A few basic ground rules also apply during your driver's test - and in real life, so don't just cram and forget them when you have that hot license in your hands. First of all, never speed. If you're not sure what the speed limit is, go slower than you think you should. You're not going to get pulled over for going too slow, well, actually you can, but that's not something you should worry about right now. Next, make sure to listen to the person administering the test. Ask them to repeat anything you don't understand and repeat the instruction out loud to make sure you're doing what you need to do.
On the Internet should be a list of the test routes for your state's driving tests. Study them. Go over them with a parent or another experienced driver. This way, you can learn where all the stop signs are, where the turns are, and what the speed limit is. Make sure the car you are driving for your test has all of its blinkers in working condition and that you have enough gas to get you to the end. It will also help if you schedule your driving test as early in the morning as possible - less traffic means you don't have to fight other people to merge or to do other things you might be asked to do on your test. Finally, make sure to get a good night's rest the day before and get to the testing facility early to make sure you are on time.
How NOT to Pass Your Driving Test
If you aren't concerned about how to pass your driving test, you might want to speed, close your eyes when you're turning, and ignore any yield signs. Don't wear your seat belt or look in your mirrors. And when you're doing the parallel parking or maneuverability test, hit as many of the orange cones as possible. Turn up the radio and only keep your knee on the steering wheel while talking about how crazy drunk you still are from the party the night before. Actually, it IS much easier to fail.
But you don't want to fail, do you? Truly, your parents are rooting for you to finally take them out of the car pool schedule. It's up to you, so don't blow it.