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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

How to Pass Your Drivers Test First Time! CA DMV | Common Mistakes & Critical Errors TO AVOID

Click below to see the video.

Links to everything I mentioned are available here: [link].

To pass you must have no more than 3 errors in the pre-drive checklist, no Critical Error mistakes, and no more than 15 errors while driving on the road. 

How to Prepare for a Driving Test
Pre-Drive Checklist (Safety Criteria)
Driving Performance Evaluation (DPE)
Scoring Criteria
DMV Driving Tests
Additional Testing Elements for the SDPE

1. Intervention by examiner - when they correcting you
2. Strikes object/curb - you can't hit anything
3. Disobeys traffic sign or signal - driving over speed limit, run red light, etc.
4. Dangerous Maneuver
5. Speed - don't drive slower or faster than 10mpg/h
6. Auxiliary equipment use - turn on your flashers in an emergency, sound your horn when necessary, turn on wipers when it's raining, use your blinkers for turns and lane changes, etc.
7. Lane Violation

▸ The Pre-Drive Checklist: 
- Turn on the blinkers: left & right 
- Horn 
- Brake 
- Arm signals
- Headlights 
- Windshield wipers
- Emergency brake 
- Fasten your seat belt

▸ Driving Test Criteria -


  1. Hi Julia, very helpful material - I've got a question though - is there any nice spot near the LA/SB where I can practice driving with a licenced driver? I'm not sure it's safe to just practice in the city, I think my husband would be terrified ahah

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