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To take a driving practice test, you should speak with your driving instructor or with personnel at the Department of Motor Vehicles or a similar agency, depending on the country. You may be given a specified time when you can take a practice test using a designated course, or you may be given information about the types of things that will be on the test. Generally, it is best to practice everything, even if you aren’t not sure it will be required. Your driving coach should be familiar with test guidelines, and may of some assistance during practice.
Most standard driving tests are performed on city streets, although a particular route is generally used to help avoid traffic and allow the test to pass more quickly. You may be able to find out the exact route by asking an official at the Department of Motor Vehicles, although this may not always be the case. If you know someone who recently took his driving test, he may tell you the exact route so you can take a driving practice test on the same roads where the actual test will take place.
Some areas may have a designated driving course. This is an obstacle course set up in a large parking lot or private street that may feature various settings in which to practice driving skills. For example, cones may be set up to help students practice parallel parking. Many drivers training to receive their commercial driver's license (CDL) take this type of driving practice test.
If you do not have access to either of these options, your best bet is to design your own driving practice test. Re-read your driving manual and speak with your driving instructor to discuss exactly what will be asked of you during the actual driving exam. This way, you can be sure to practice the skills that you will need to pass your driving test.
You should be sure that your driving skills are nearly flawless before attempting your driving exam, so as not to waste your time or that of the tester. Taking a driving practice test in a private area can help improve your odds of passing, but driving on open roads with higher levels of traffic is also beneficial.
Be prepared for the unexpected on the test. Even with the right amount of practice and a good driving instructor, you may be asked to do something you are not familiar with. Do the best you can and take things slow. If you don’t pass on the first try, at least during the second attempt you will know what to expect.
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