The Florida driving test consists of various tests and maneuvers which you must be able to navigate to a specific standard and to the satisfaction of your driving test facilitator. There’s no cheat sheet for this test and no way to guarantee passing the test but practice is incredibly important and it always helps to know what to expect.
In this article, we cover the basic requirements of your driving test before looking at some of the most common maneuvers that you will need to perform on the day...
Have you got a learners permit? You need one of these to undertake a driving test and you must also be above the age of 18 to qualify. After producing your drivers license license, the actual test will begin and you will need to perform a very specific set of actions in the correct manner. But in order to pass this test, you must be able to show demonstrate that you can safely drive according to the laws of the road in Florida.
More specifically, maneuvers are at the core of this driving test and here are some of the most common examples of maneuvers that you should practice before your test...
For manual vehicles, you need to demonstrate that you can shift gears in a smooth manner. You will not be tested on this aspect if you happen to drive an automatic vehicle.
You will be asked to make a quick stop at some point during the test. This means you will be driving at more than 20mph and the facilitator will ask you to come to a stop safely.
You must be able to park the vehicle straight and to the center of a parking spot. The facilitator will also ask you to perform a parallel park during the test.
You need to be able to demonstrate a safe reverse for more than 50 feet. This will require that you turn your head to the back of the vehicle rather than using the rear-view mirror.
It’s also necessary to perform a lane change safely and to follow the correct process which involves checking and signaling before making the move.
The facilitator will also pay close attention to how or when you come to a halt at stop signs. You must come to a complete stop at such signs and show that you can then proceed safely beyond the junction.
Aside from turning standard corners and navigating junctions, you will be asked to perform a three-point turn during the test. The area will be approx 40 foot which means you will need to move back and forth, whilst turning until the maneuver is complete.
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It should go without saying the above are merely examples of some common maneuvers that you will need to perform in a driving test. As for how to pass this driving test? Practicing these maneuvers is by far the best way to get ready for your big day, while remaining calm is often the difference that can help you pass the test!