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Drivers License Test

You will be less nervous about taking your drivers license test if you familiarize yourself with the types of questions you'll see, ahead of time. Knowing what you're likely to see on the test can make the tests less stressful for young adults taking the exam for the first time, or for an older person renewing a license. A drivers license test is perhaps not as intimidating as the instructor, if you have to take the road test as well as the written test. You can find additional helpful information online at Driver Questions and other pertinent websites.

As a rule, students need to take drivers' education before they will be qualified to take the drivers license test. In some states, this requirement may be waived, with the understanding that they will have to take the road test, whether they "ace" the written test or not. Studying for the drivers license test used to involve leafing through a state issued booklet, but you can now study most of the pertinent material online. Passing the drivers test is a goal for every young student in high school, especially if they have spent their whole summer in drivers' education classes.

Sit down with your state DMV driver handbook, or at your laptop on the DMV website, to study the materials you will need to know for the drivers license test. Before you show up for your test, make sure that your vehicle is up to date on registration and insurance. You'll also need proof of insurance and a birth certificate or another document that will prove your age and your citizenship to the DMV. Study the handbook or website, to determine the age requirements for taking your state's drivers license test. Check for any other information needed at sites like Driver Questions.

Check your vehicle over to make sure that your lights, emergency brake, brake lights, seat belts, horn and turn signals work. Make sure that the driver's side window is able to be rolled down - whether it's automatic or manual - and that you have an unobstructed view through your windshield. Don't hang any visual impediments on the rear view mirror. Your vehicle should also have mirrors on both the driver's side and the passenger side doors. Make sure that you have the current registration card in the vehicle, and proof of insurance, as well as your birth certificate or other proof of age and identity.

Practice your driving skills, driving smoothly, without racing the engine, or grinding the gears, if your car is a manual, or slamming on your brakes. Be sure to obey all traffic signals and signs, before and during the drivers license test. Allow sufficient space between your vehicle and the car in front of you, so that you can stop quickly if you need to. The standard rule is one car length for each ten miles per hour of speed, allowing more if the weather is bad. Signal whenever you change lanes, or when you are turning. Check your mirrors and look behind you before you change lanes.