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license test tips???

I know i may get some grief for being the yound guy here, but i get my license soon (aug 10) and i was wanting some tips. Ive been dreaming of driving ever since i got my first toy car and played with toy cars and tractor trailers for hours as a child. but now i have my ranger and my hot rod. I have been driving on country roads since i was about 9 and drivin fourwheelers since then as well. i got my permit a few days after my 15 birthday and anytime im in a car i drive. i can back a trailer up for blocks(literally). and ive driven in rain snow bumper to bumper traffic you name it. but im wanting some tips about my test. you all have done it, some more recently then others, but my plan is:

1. stay at least 3-4 mph under speed limit.(more pending traffic)
2. i know to signal and which ways to turn to look
3. i parralel park every day(too many cars in the driveway)

sorry about the lengthy post.
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no sorry's man... its all good



the test isnt as hard as it ever sounds. just stay cool and dont think of it as such a big deal and you'll pass with flying colors. get all nervous and stuff and thats when you start getn shaky and start forgeting things.

stay cool and if youve been behind the wheel like you say you've been.. you've got it passed

good luck!
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three point turn on a narrow two lane road i had to do that.
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Don't **** off the Instructor...lol









Seriously though, just drive like you would normaly. Obay all traffic laws and keep your cool, and you'll be fine...

Have fun!
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wow quick responses. thanks guys. ya that 3 point turn ive never heard of anyone having to do it on a test. but i have seen it on the internet test tip websites. lol ya im kinda crazy about wnating to know exactly what im ganna have to do. but thanks for the responses guys.
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my test was driving 1/2mi down the main rd then turning around in a parking lot them back and park and i was done.

i was all ready for nothing and i practiced everything everyday to make sure to pass.

Good luck with urs hope ur will be just as easy!

Nick
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make sure you take a car that you're comfortable driving and just relax if you screw up (i doubt you will) come back the next day and do it again
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I did it in a Windstar... and I had to swing that sumbich around a f350 for the parking test... didn't even come close to touching a cone.

Just make sure you keep your hands on the steering wheel and use your turn signals.
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go out driving before the test to get the nerves out. it works. and good luck.
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I just had to three point park. Drive a mile around a neighborhood and I was done. It's so easy. My drivers ed teacher at school took all the kids to the DMV place if they wanted early on a sunday morning so we could do the exact test except it didn't count. Next day went in, I did the same thing I did the day before and passed with a 100% on my test.
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i had the 3 point turn a suburban on a narrow street...but hey i could parallel park that truck with a trailer and actually had to do it once
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Wow, it seems like my test was forever ago....Its really easy, i went when it was like 100 degrees out and my insructor threw the clip board in the back seat and laid there told me what ways to turn, and i aced it....

Deff dont stay 3-4 mph under the speed limit though because if you get a douche as your instructor he will mark points off for going under the speed limit....

Same thing as when i just got my motorcycle endorsement, everyone else was getting points takin off for going to slow....i got in trouble for going to fast, lmao...

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If you get a female instructor, offer to be her love slave, this will work Just ask Aaron! Of course unlike Aaron make sure it really is a Female before you make any promises.
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firstly dont get nervous....

secondly, just drive normaly, dont stop at stop signs for like 5 seconds, they get mad...

and try to get an old guy ha, my guy was just looking out the window the whole time and told me about his grandkids...
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I ended up driving for almost half an hour, it was almost 100 degrees out and I had the air cranked in my car.
Definitly stay as close to the speed limit, one of my friends lost points for going 5 under then 5 over in the same test, hes gotta be the worst driver I know.
Just be cool and take it slow... good luck man..
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Its pretty simple. Over time many of us build up bad habits in driving that are more comfortable for us (1 hand on the wheel is my biggest, I havent used 2 hands since I got done with my test 15 years ago) You probably havent had time to pick up bad habits, but if you have, forget them, at least for the test.
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wow quick responses. thanks guys. ya that 3 point turn ive never heard of anyone having to do it on a test. but i have seen it on the internet test tip websites. lol ya im kinda crazy about wnating to know exactly what im ganna have to do. but thanks for the responses guys.
That's all I had to do on mine, I didn't have to parallel park. The most important thing I learned is when you back up, back up slowly and straight. Do the speed limit, just don't speed. Doing less than the speed limit makes the instructor think you're scared to drive. Doing the speed limit shows confidence.
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first thing you do when you get in is buckle up, second thing you do is ask the instructor if they are buckled or to buckle up.
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Dont worry about the test, usa driving tests are very simple and easy to pass, its a no brainer
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dang.. my driver got pissed when i was doing the speed limit. he wanted me to go faster lmao
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What mine did was we both got in the car and he told me to start it up, but it's a trick. Both of you have to have your seatbelt on before starting the car or else it's an automatic fail. Good thing I knew all that coming into the test...
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What mine did was we both got in the car and he told me to start it up, but it's a trick. Both of you have to have your seatbelt on before starting the car or else it's an automatic fail. Good thing I knew all that coming into the test...
Heh they don't do stupid stuff like that here.


Don't worry about the test. There's a lot of nervousness, but you'll get over it.

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first thing you do when you get in is buckle up, second thing you do is ask the instructor if they are buckled or to buckle up.
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What mine did was we both got in the car and he told me to start it up, but it's a trick. Both of you have to have your seatbelt on before starting the car or else it's an automatic fail. Good thing I knew all that coming into the test...
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Yeah, but mine's way better...
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Make sure you keep both hands on the steering wheel and check all of your mirrors every so often and make sure the instructor sees you doing it....
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