The Road Test: A Learning Experience
Driving instructors are often asked “Do you think I’ll pass the road test”?
Although instructors are reluctant to guarantee a successful road test, they can give their opinion based upon their experience and what they have seen by the student.
We have had students that we were shocked they did not pass the test, and their are students we were shocked they did pass the test.
There are many factors that can affect how well a student will do.
- Too much time in between practicing sessions
- Not paying attention to detail
- Overthinking on the test
- Under thinking on the test
- No practice at home
As you can see, these factors can make a student who does well with the instructor still do poorly on the test.
With a student we think may be ready to take the test, we recommend to call the DMV, schedule the appointment, take the test and see what happens.
The good news is, after the test, if you don’t pass, they will tell you exactly what you need to work on, plus the second time is always easier because you know what to expect and some of the nervousness dwindles the next time.
Use the DMV road test as a learning experience, whether you pass the test or not. (good luck)