Common DMV Driving Test Snafus
In our lives, we will often be tested for something. The SAT can keep you out of college and the DMV driving test can prevent you from operating a vehicle. I remember my first driving test because it was stressful and fortunately, it’s not something that we have to experience very often.
Even with testing, there still seems to be a lot of really dreadful drivers out on the road – and not just teenagers either! But, bad and extremely potentially dangerous driving habits appear to be more commonplace now than ever, so always take a defensive approach to operating a vehicle.
Here are some common-sense tips from all of us at Anderson Behel in Santa Clara about how to avoid a DMV test failure.
Hey--Please Slow Down!
A lot of folks don’t want to believe that they have to slow down in bad weather until they’re forced to by a collision or the local police. Drivers who live in places that don’t have much experience with certain types of weather are particularly guilty. Being able to recognize changing conditions where it isn’t safe to go the speed limit is highly crucial. DMV testers will fail anyone who isn’t able to recognize this, yet many of us who should know a lot better are some of the biggest offenders.
Parallel Parking Can Be Tricky!
Parallel parking often strikes fear in the hearts of a lot of people. In some areas, parallel parking is an art form and a much-needed skill, so people who are learning how to drive will need to work at it. Many drivers (in their 50s-60s) haven’t mastered parallel parking, which means it limits where and when they can park.
Tailgating is Not Just Plain Stupid…It’s Also Dumb
We’ve all experienced tailgating where people follow us too closely on the highway. But way too often, drivers ignore what is being taught during the driving exam. Every driver should allow several car lengths of distance between them and the vehicle directly in front of them. Leaving ample reaction time is what driving inspectors always look for, but most drivers are strictly focused on getting where they are going as fast as humanly possible.
Make a Complete Stop…..Each and Every Time
This is one of the most common driving test mistakes that people make and a widespread dilemma that even the most veteran drivers are guilty of. A stop sign is not a suggestion—it’s the law.
Learn the basic laws of the road and work on your driving skills, especially if you are a new driver, and will strive to be a safer and smarter driver.
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Sources: NHTSA and IIHS