There are a lot of mistakes new drivers make during their driver’s test that costs them a passing score. Keep these common DMV test mistakes in mind and avoid the most frequent (and easiest to avoid) causes of test failure.
One huge thing that will get you marked down is a rolling stop. You have to make a complete stop at stop signs and stop lights. And always stop behind the line!
It’s also important to signal properly and look in all necessary places when changing lanes. Turn your signal on, then look in all your mirrors and check your blind spot. The examiner will notice if you don’t.
It’s obviously enough, but drive smoothly. Keep both hands on the wheel, use both hands to turn, and don’t jerk the wheel when you come out of a turn. Keep your cell phone on silent and turn off the radio during the test so as to avoid distractions.
You can also drive too slowly or be overly cautious during your test, which will lose points. Don’t take too long to make a turn, and go the speed limit unless there are poor weather conditions. You should also put a fair distance between you and the car in front of you.
Otherwise, know the rules of driving through intersections, who goes first at four-way stops, and how to merge lanes. If you can recall traffic laws, you should be okay on the test.