They say the best offense is a good defense, so preparing is the best way to pass your driver’s test.
You need to log a certain number of practice hours with your learner’s permit, which is a good thing — it means gaining driving experience. Practice getting behind the wheel in empty parking lots first, then low-traffic streets, then high-traffic streets and highways. Make sure you drive during different weather conditions and times of day. If driving with a parent is too stressful, consider seeking out a professional driving instructor who can give you practice tests as well as driving test tips. Practice driving skills like three-point turns, using windshield wipers during rainy weather, and parallel parking.
Know Your Car
One of the most important aspects of learning to drive is being aware of all the parts of your car and how to operate them, including any safe driving tech for teens installed in the vehicle. You can’t drive well if you don’t understand how the car works.
Study the Laws
Of course, you should also study the rules of the road, as teen driving laws are different from those for drivers over the age of 18 or 21. For example, if you’re driving with a junior license, you may have a curfew or a limit on how many passengers you can transport at a time. Additionally, to pass your driving test with flying colors, you’ll need not only plenty of behind-the-wheel practice but also knowledge of road signs.
Know the Vehicle Requirements
Your brain isn’t the only thing you need to prepare for taking the driver’s test. Make sure your vehicle meets the following requirements:
- Is in clean condition
- Operates properly and safely, with working brakes, tires, seat belts, and so on
- Has valid registration and up-to-date inspection stickers