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I passed my driving test on my first try!

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I've only driven three times, each for an hour after obtaining my permit. Now I am scared because I don't want to fail my test!! Any tips and suggestions for what to be aware of during the test? I need to pass this and get a car!!!

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drive more and please stay off the road while I'm driving within three states of you

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Maybe you should wait a bit before taking your driving test? Drive a bit more?

Also, your state probably has pamphlets on what you will be tested on during the test.
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Not American but finally got off my P's yesterday (phew)!

Drive more before having the test, don't speed, stick below if anything, try not to panic too much.
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I've only driven three times, each for an hour after obtaining my permit. Now I am scared because I don't want to fail my test!! Any tips and suggestions for what to be aware of during the test? I need to pass this and get a car!!!
It's been a long time since I took my test but the more experience you have driving the more confident you'll be because the DMV officers are not the friendliest in the world. Also, make sure you always physically turn and look before backing up. In most states they will automatically fail you if you don't. Also do lots of parallel parking and practice driving in the car you'll be testing in.

Here's a good link. http://quazen.com/recreation/autos/w...-driving-test/

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I don't know about other states but in New York you need 20 documented hours of driving before you can take your road test (if you're under 18). You should practice driving a LOT more anyway.

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Don't forget to drive slow upon entering the parking lot after you finish your test. They failed my brother after he went more than 15 mph back into the parking lot.

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I remember having a clean car makes a difference

My friend failed for taking his hand off the wheel when signaling so just use your pinky/ring finger.
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I passed the test on my first try! The whole thing was so simple. After waiting for three hours at the DMV, the instructor told me to start the car and turn on the emergency lights, then make the left and right signal. We then reversed and I did not have the emergency brake all the way down so the car started beeping and I asked him what was wrong. We went around the parking lot of the DMV before getting to the roads.

After pulling out of the DMV parking lot, I had to make a right turn to the main road, and I immediately went for the middle lane (it had three lanes) because I wanted to be on the safe side. I slowed down after he told me that I could not do that - he said "If you're going from lane 1, you must go to lane 1" - so I should have turned to the most right hand side of the road. At that point, a car honked me from behind. I thought, "Oh no, not another mistake!"

We passed only one traffic light and went around a two-lane street for less than a minute before we reached the DMV again. I parked and he left the car. When I followed him, I asked him if I passed the test. He said nothing and I did not know if that was a good or bad sign. His only response was to wait for my name to be called. I waited for ten minutes and was finally called. Then, I asked the clerk if I passed the test. She was surprised the instructor did not tell me if I passed or not, but upon looking at the documents, she said that I passed I fist pumped Ana Ivanovic style to my friend who was waiting in his chair for over three hours.

In sum, I cannot believe that I passed the test. It lasted like five minutes and it was so easy!
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Omg, you don't sound safe at all!



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I passed 2nd time - and even then only in an automatic which means I can't drive a manual car. A real pain in Europe when trying to hire a car as most in Europe are manual! And cheaper!

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Re: I passed my driving test on my first try!

i hate manual
still a long way yo go for me until testing
i did 15 classes,still need 25

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Haha congrats!
The test sounds a bit dangerous though! Haha

I passed the first time myself (in a manual I must say ) and I remember how nervous I was! Fortunately I was really lucky and didnt need to make a parallel parking! (Thank God! Otherwise I would never ever get my license! )
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i passed on my 2nd try but can't drive to save my life w00p
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Re: I passed my driving test on my first try!

I test drove a Scion tC today:





Nearly hit a car in front of me as I mistook the brake for the gas pedal a split sceond.

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