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Behind the wheel driving test in California?

So I have my appointment this week coming up in the city of Westminister and I was wondering if any of you have taken your test there or by any chance know any specific information to successfully pass my test. Do you have to perform a 3 point turn or parallel parking? Please help ! Any tips would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time :)

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  • 7 years ago
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    Are All Driving Tests the Same?

    The driving test for the basic license class (Class C) is the same for all drivers regardless of age. An adult driver takes the same type of driving test as a teenage driver. A driver with a physical and/or mental condition may take a different version of the driving test containing additional test elements.

    Preparing for Your Driving Test?

    Get enough practice. Some drivers need more practice than others. Minors must complete 50 hours of behind-the-wheel training (including ten hours of required night driving) before taking a driving test. When you practice, pretend you are taking a driving test. Ask your accompanying driver to calmly point out your mistakes. Ask questions about a particular driving situation that may have confused you. Correct your mistakes. The next time you practice, pay particular attention to correct any driving errors you made the time before.

    Practice all the driving maneuvers listed in the Safe Driver checklist below. The DMV examiner is there to ensure you have demonstrated you can handle your vehicle in regular traffic situations, not to trick you. During your driving test, the examiner will note how you obey the rules of the road and traffic signs and/or signals. He/she will note other areas in which you may need improvement.

    Safe driving tips. Practice these tips to improve your driving skills:

    Steer smoothly at all times.

    Accelerate smoothly. Don't race the engine or make it stall.

    Stop the vehicle gently. Start braking well ahead of where you must stop to avoid sudden “jerks.” Know where to stop. Be aware of crosswalks. If your view is blocked at a crosswalk, move forward carefully and look both ways before entering the intersection..

    Be sure your vehicle is in the correct gear. Don't grind the gears. Don't coast to a stop.

    Always obey the posted speed limits. If needed, reduce your speed to adjust for existing weather, road, and other traffic conditions. Remember to turn on your lights if you need to use your windshield wipers in poor weather conditions.

    Follow at a safe distance. Use the three-second rule. Increase your following distance in bad weather or poor visibility.

    Know what the traffic signals mean and obey them at all times.

    Always use the proper lane. Turn from the correct lane into the correct lane.

    Signal for all lane changes and turns.

    Always look for potential hazards (scan). Check your mirrors frequently. Always look over the proper shoulder before making lane changes or pulling away from the curb.

    Drive defensively. Anticipate another driver’s errors.

    See the link below for more.

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  • 7 years ago

    so its less "hard", here are some general tips which I bookmarked that may help.... knowledge helps to make it less nerve racking. They're not specific to California or Westminister at all.

    Make sure the car is clean and uncluttered before the instructor gets inside of the car. If you have body odor or something, he might be irritable and biased through out the test and more likely to take points off over small mistakes.

    Do the best you can with parallel parking and 3 point turns - they'll make you attempt it.. Do not hit anything or its an automatic fail. It's not a huge deal if you don't get the parallel parking right but it is a few points off.

    Check the mirrors every few seconds. You wouldn't check it this often when you're just driving by yourself on the road but you need to exaggerate during the test. Look behind you at critical times such as when backing up or changing lanes.

    You should know where the the emergency brake, defrosters, horn, and other switches are.

    Recommended, if you're quite eager to pass but still not so confident:

    also make sure to buckle up before taking off in the car or you just failed!

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  • 4 years ago

    1. In case you are turning left at a visitors gentle, then you can go when either (a) you've gotten a green left arrow, or (b) you have got a green gentle, no crimson gentle, and no crimson left arrow, and there are not any cars heading in the opposite course to your road. 2. That you can turn correct when either (a) you've a inexperienced correct arrow, (b) you might have a green gentle and don't have a pink correct arrow or a no right turn signal, or (c) you've gotten stopped completely at a purple gentle, there aren't any cars coming (from any path) and also you would not have a red correct arrow or a no right flip sign.

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