1. Be knowledgeable of the rules and regulations of Tennessee traffic laws.
A driver must be aware of the traffic laws and regulations in Tennessee, including speed limits, right-of-way requirements, proper lane usage, and other directions provided by signs or signals. Failing to obey these laws can result in failing the exam.
2. Demonstrate safe vehicle handling, including turning, braking, acceleration, and lane changing.
Drivers must demonstrate their ability to safely handle the vehicle, including turning, braking, accelerating, and changing lanes. Good judgment and knowledge of the area are essential for passing this part of the exam.
3. Follow directions given by the testing examiner.
It is important to listen carefully and follow any instructions given by the examiner during the test. If at any time a driver fails to comply with directions, they may be subject to failing the exam.
4. Perform all driving maneuvers safely and accurately.
Drivers must demonstrate their ability to properly perform driving maneuvers in a safe and efficient manner. This includes parallel parking, three-point turns, merging into traffic, and more.
5. Demonstrate an understanding of basic vehicle maintenance (checking the oil level, and tire pressure).
Before taking the road test, drivers should familiarize themselves with some of the basic maintenance checks that are required for most vehicles. This includes checking the oil level and tire pressure. Failing to perform these simple checks can result in failing the exam.
6. Make sure seatbelts are worn at all times during the test.
For their own safety, drivers must make sure to wear their seatbelts at all times while taking the road test. Not wearing a seatbelt can result in failing the exam.
7. During parallel parking maneuvers ensure that your car does not cross over into adjacent lanes or parked vehicles.
Parallel parking can be a difficult maneuver for new drivers to master. During the parallel parking portion of the test, make sure to follow all instructions given by your examiner and ensure that your car does not cross over into adjacent lanes or parked vehicles.
8. Follow speed limits appropriately depending on road conditions.
During the exam, drivers must obey all speed limits and adjust their speeds depending on the road conditions. Going too fast or too slow can result in failing the exam.
9. Check mirrors regularly to ensure awareness of other drivers on the road.
It is important to be aware of other drivers while on the road. Make sure to check your mirrors regularly and use your turn signals when necessary so that other drivers are aware of your presence.
10. Perform shoulder checks before making turns and lane changes.
Checking your blind spot is an essential part of safe driving. Drivers must demonstrate their ability to perform shoulder checks before making turns or lane changes in order to pass the road test.