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 a 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 New Jersey Permit Test.
What Can I Expect When I Take My Driving Test NJ?
Applicants wanting to take their road test in New Jersey will need to provide appropriate documentation to fulfill the required 6-point ID verification that the state requires for an individual to obtain their license. You will also be required to provide your copy of your learner’s permit to the Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) to be able to take the road skills portion of your test.
Vision screening will also be mandatory for all motorists. For those with impaired vision, appropriate corrective lenses are a must. If a person cannot pass the vision test, they will not be allowed to complete the road test at that time. They will get referred to a physician for further evaluation and vision correction.
What Can I Expect When It Comes to the Driving Part of the Exam?
Assuming that you meet all of the requirements listed above the examiner will accompany the driver while they begin driving either in an off-road area and on a preplanned public road course. The entire test should take approximately 10 to 15 minutes. As of August 31st, 2016, all backup cameras and parking sensors that have gotten installed on a motor vehicle may be used during the road test.
Additional skills that will get tested during the road skills portion of your driving test include the following:
- Driving in reverse
- Stopping at appropriate signs
- Nearing corners or intersections
- Stopping Smoothly
- Sitting properly
- Turning around
- Steering properly
- Parallel parking
- Yielding to right-of-ways
Practice all of these skills and expect to have to demonstrate proficiency in each area listed above.
Other Requirements for Your Road Test Exam:
Any individuals under the age of 21 who are taking their road test must get accompanied by someone over the age of 21 who has had a New Jersey driver’s license for at least three years.
What Happens if I Fail My Test?
If you fail the road skills portion of your driver’s test, then you must wait at least 14 days (2 weeks) to take the test again. If you fail the road test more than two times, the MVC may ask you to wait up to 6 months to be eligible to retake it.
Possible Reasons That Your Car May Cause You to Fail Your Road Test:
Yes. Your car can cause you to fail the road skills part of your driver’s test, even if you drive the entire test without an error. Ensuring that your vehicle is in good repair and free from the following issues will help ensure that your car doesn’t cause any problems when you go to take your test:
- its deemed unsafe or unsuitable for a road test
- it has an improper, expired, or no inspection sticker
- equipment in the vehicle prevents the examiner from reaching the foot or parking brakes
- it’s a self-parking vehicle
- there is a defect or condition that affects the safe operation of the vehicle including a defective parking brake, unsafe tires, unreasonably unclean interior, a fast engine idle, and missing seatbelts
- it does not have required license plate decals
- tinted windows
Ensuring that your vehicle is free from these issues will help ensure that you can pass your driver’s test the first time you take it.
For further information about taking and passing your road skills test in New Jersey, please feel free to contact us at Driver Knowledge for further assistance.