1. Prepare the vehicle:
Prior to taking your behind-the-wheel test, it is important to ensure that your car is in good condition and meets all of the necessary requirements. This includes having a valid registration, insurance, license plate with current stickers, functioning mirrors and brakes; be sure to also disable any cruise control functions.
2. Bring documents:
You will need to bring certain documents with you when taking the test, including your valid learner’s permit, driver’s license (if you already have one), and proof of identity such as a passport or birth certificate.
3. Practice driving:
Before going for your test, it is important that you practice driving in a variety of different conditions. This includes on highways, in residential neighbourhoods, in parking lots and other situations that might arise during the test. Be sure to pay attention to speed limit signs and traffic signals at all times while practising.
4. Familiarize yourself of DMV Traffic Laws & Rules of The Road:
It is important to familiarize yourself with the California DMV traffic laws and rules of the road. You should review any material you have related to driver’s education classes, as well as study up on the California Vehicle Code in order to understand what is expected of you during the test.
5. Follow the instructions given by your instructor during the test drive:
The examiner will provide you with several different instructions throughout the driving portion of the exam. It is essential that you follow their directions precisely in order to pass. This includes signalling when making turns, following speed limits, obeying traffic signals, and more.
6. Complete the DMV Behind-the-Wheel Test:
This part of the test is typically completed on a closed course with the examiner in the vehicle. During this time, you will be evaluated on various driving maneuvers such as parallel parking, three-point turns, and more. Pay close attention to instructions given by your examiner and stick to the speed limit at all times.
7. Get feedback from the Examiner:
Once the Behind-the-Wheel test is complete, your examiner will provide you with feedback about how well you performed during the exam. This is an important step for understanding areas of improvement that can help you in future tests or just in general when driving. Be sure to take note of any advice they may give you so that it can be put into practice right away.