We have put together 2 checklists to help you prepare for the behind the wheel driving test. As a best practice, you should be able to follow all the best practices listed on these checklists. These checklists are based on driving test instructor’s actual exam test list. Remember and follow all the driving best practices and see yourself pass the test at first try! Good luck 🙂
- Driving Best Practices: Best practices you should follow in order to pass the test.
- Pre-drive checklist: Important points to check before you actually begin the test.
- Driving test checklist: List of driving practices and rules you will be judged in the actual driving test.
- Adult Supervised Driving Practice: Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced driving test practice guidelines for parents
Driving Best Practices:
- Parking Lot
- Watch for other traffic
- Keep appropriate speed
- Check in all directions for traffic and pedestrians
- Appropriate speed
- Stop only when necessary
Stopping at an Intersection
- Check rearview mirror
- Slow smoothly
- Stop completely
- Don’t cross the limit line (first line of the crosswalk)
- Don’t leave more than a couple of feet between the front of your car and the limit line
- Always keep the distance bewteen your vehicel and the vehicle in front of you
- Keep your wheels pointed straight ahead
Accelerating from a stop
- Check pedestrian and cross traffic
- Yield when appropriate
- Signal your blinker. You should blink long enough for other traffic to be aware.
- Check mirrors for traffic.
- Check over your shoulder for traffic.
- Don’t slow or accelerate while signaling except as appropriate to merge.
- Maintain a safe following distance
- Make a smooth lane change.
- Turn off your turn indicator.
Driving in Business or Residential Area
- Scan and be aware of surrounding traffic.
- Maintain appropriate speed.
- Maintain a safe following distance – at least 1 car length for every 10 mph.
- Stay centered in your lane.
- Put your elbow on the back of the seat. Shift your body so that you can turn an dlook behind the vehicle.
- Do not back using morrors only and by just turning your head.
- Do not hit the curb or allow the vehicle to drift away from the curb.
- Check traffic, especially in the direction you are turning, but also look out for traffic which might turn in the same direction you are about to make the turn
- Always signal before turning (atleast 5-7 seconds prior to the turn)
- Control your speed
- Be in the appropriate lane for the turn you intend to make.
- Don’t stop next to a 2-way left turn lane in the middle of a major street. Enter it if you’re turning left. Don’t make right turns from more than 203 feet from the curb.
- Stop if safety or legal reasons. Do not stop otherwise.
- Scan the traffic
- Yield until it is safe to proceed
- Steer smoothly and stay centered
- Turn into a legal available lane
- Right turns into the far right lane only
- Left turns into any lane which is available and safe.
- Control your speed