5 Things Drivers Forget To Do During Their Road Test

Posted on : January 9, 2017

You’ve worked your way through driver’s training, studied the rules of the road and even know how to use a roundabout. You’re well on your way to getting a license, but you’re not there just yet. Of course there are many widespread mistakes that even seasoned motorists make. These may not necessarily cause you to fail a test but they don’t look good, either. Here are 5 things drivers forget during a road test:

Underusing Signals

Don’t forget to signal, and if you are uncertain whether signaling is inappropriate, signal to be careful. You use traffic signals to communicate your intentions to drivers around you. You want those communications to be clear and helpful.

Speeding/Driving Too Slow
Don’t be in such a rush to finish your test. Or don’t be so afraid to speed, you drive way too slowly. Keep up with the speed of the traffic flow while observing the posted speed limits.

Rushing To Park
Sometimes, test takers think to be efficient is to complete a task quickly, but that’s not exactly the case with parking for your driving exam. It’s way better to be safe and take your time. Remember your job is to show your examiner that you know how to drive efficiently and safely. Don’t rush your parking job and risk making a mistake you wouldn’t have made had you taken your time.

Driving Through Controlled Intersections Too Fast
Just because the light turns green, it doesn’t mean it’s safe to pass. Other drivers may not be paying attention to the change in their own traffic light; they may be confused or rushing through an intersection too quickly. Before you proceed through an intersection, even after a light turns green, check all directions to make sure it’s safe to go.

Incorrect Lane Changes
Nervous drivers can change lanes too quickly or thoughtlessly. Before changing lanes remember to check the lane and your mirrors before moving into the other lane, use your signal and move into another lane at a steady pace maintaining the speed of traffic.

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