If you have completed a defensive driving course, you may be able to save on your auto insurance premiums when buying a new or used car either by financing, leasing or through bank car loan.
Regulatory traffic signs instruct drivers what they should, or should not do, in certain circumstances. You will be asked to identify roadway signs on the California Permit Test.
All You Need to Know About the DMV California Test
Before you can get your California driver’s license, you need to take a DMV road test. This is a test where you practice driving on a designated testing site. You must take this test in addition to the written DMV California test you took before you got your permit.
The test involves driving on the DMV testing site, which includes several roads and streets that involve situations that will test your knowledge of basic traffic laws, such as when to signal and who gets the right of way. The examiner will also test you on your driving capabilities, such as whether you drive smoothly or too fast/slow and whether you turn properly. You’ll be required to perform basic maneuvers, such as the three-point-turn.
In the State of California, you can only take the road test if you are over 18 years old OR you have met the Graduated Driver’s Licensing requirements (meaning you have taken a driver’s ed course).
You should make sure to get enough practice before you take the road test. Everyone is different, but many states recommend that you get 50 hours of driving practice, 15 of which are after dark before you take the road test.
It is illegal to practice in a DMV road test area, but you can practice on roads that involve similar situations. It is also important that you are comfortable with the car you will be driving during the road test, whether that is your parent’s car or the car provided by your driving school.
Make sure to reread the driver’s handbook and take several practice written tests again before you go to the road test so that you are up to date on traffic laws; some traffic law violations may result in failing the test.
On the day of the test, get enough sleep and come refreshed. Stay calm; nobody is perfect and everyone makes a mistake or two. Just focus on driving smoothly, not on the examiner.
For more information on how to get a driver’s license in California and for practice tests, contact us.