1. Checking your mirrors
In order to pass the driving test, you must check your mirrors regularly and adjust your position accordingly. This means checking both the interior and exterior mirrors every time you change lanes or speed up/slow down.
2. Signaling before turning
One of the most important aspects of driving is signaling your intentions to other drivers. This means using your turn signal at least 100 feet before making a turn.
3. Obeying all traffic laws
Traffic laws are in place for a reason – to keep everyone safe on the road. Failing to obey traffic laws could result in a failed driving test.
4. Keep a safe following distance
A safe following distance is essential for keeping yourself and others safe while driving. You should maintain at least three seconds of following distance between you and the car in front of you.
5. Come to a complete stop at stop signs
One of the most common causes of failed driving tests is running stop signs. Make sure to come to a complete stop every time you reach a stop sign.
6. Yielding the right of way
Yielding the right of way is another key component of safe driving. When it is appropriate to do so, make sure to yield to oncoming traffic or pedestrians crossing the street.
7. Parking in a straight line
When parking, make sure to park in a straight line between the two lines painted on the ground. This ensures that you don’t take up more than one parking spot and that it is easier for other drivers to get around you.
8. Using turn signals when changing lanes
Change lanes safely by using your turn signals well in advance of actually changing lanes. This will give other drivers plenty of time to react if needed.
9. Checking blind spots before changing lanes
Before changing lanes, take a quick look in your blind spots to ensure that there is no oncoming traffic. This will help prevent accidents from happening.
10. Driving at a safe speed
Driving too quickly or too slowly can be dangerous for both you and other drivers on the road. Make sure to drive at a speed that is comfortable and safe for you and those around you.