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How Do Driving School Exams Work?

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If you are considering attending Seattle Driving School or signing up your teen driver, you may be wondering what to expect. How do these driving school exams work? 911 Driving School can help you prepare for the exam. Here is some information about the courses and exams:

Driving Course With Seattle Driving School

You should know what the driving course includes to help you prepare for the test. Any exams will be based on what is learned throughout the course to test your level of understanding.

The course teaches the fundamentals of road safety and driving techniques. You will learn about signals, signs, rules of the road, and how to handle emergencies. They may teach subjects like learning about your car and how to start and stop safely along with sharing the road with other vehicles. The driver’s exam will cover these fundamentals to help make sure you are ready for the road.

You will have classroom instruction where qualified instructors teach everything you need to know to be safe on the road. The course with Seattle driving school includes plenty of actual driving time. You will practice what is taught in the classroom out on the road as you develop your defensive driving skills.

Experienced Instructors and Up-to-Date Courses

With a Seattle driving school, each student receives instruction from trained instructors who are police officers, firefighters, EMTs, and various public safety officials. These professionals know what skills are necessary and the information required to help you become a safe driver.

The courses are always up-to-date with the current driving laws. When a law changes, the curriculum is updated to reflect the new information.

What You Need to Get a Driver’s License in Washington

Before you can take the driving exam, you will need to meet several criteria for qualification. You must be at least 16 years of age and have at least 50 hours of practice driving time. Ten of those hours must be at night. You must have your permit for at least six months and complete the new teen driver training course. At this point, you are ready to take the written and road exams.

Before you take your exam at a Seattle driving school, you will want to complete one of our driving courses. For new teen drivers, we offer three options: basic, comprehensive, and advanced. All three teach the same instruction, but they differ on how much time you spend behind the wheel with the instructor.

The Written Exam

You can take the written portion of the state driving test at the Seattle driving school locations. You will need to provide a picture ID, which could include your driver’s permit, military ID, or passport. For anyone under the age of 18 who doesn’t have a picture ID, they must bring a birth certificate and school ID.

The written portion of the driving exam is administered at specific times at the driving school. You will be given an hour to complete the exam, which tests your knowledge of basic road safety. The questions will cover the instruction you received in the course to make sure you remember and comprehend what you were taught.

The Driving Exam

Before you can get your driver’s license, you will need to complete the driving portion of the test. The instructor will sit in the passenger front seat while you are in the driver’s seat. They will guide you step-by-step to back out of the parking space, turn right and left at intersections, and park.

The instructor won’t tell you when to stop or slow down. They won’t give any instruction beyond the basic directions. It is expected that by this time you know to pay attention to stop lights and stop signs as well as slowing down with speed limit signs.

Your instructor may have a pad of paper and pen or a digital device to take notes. They use it to keep track of any points taken off your score if you fail to do something correctly. If you run over the curb when you back out of the parking space, a certain number of points will be deducted.

The number of points deducted will depend on the severity of the mistake. If you break a law in your driving test, you will automatically fail the exam. At the end of the test, the driving instructor will let you know if you passed. You can then take your information to the DMV to get a license.

Be Prepared with a Seattle Driving School

You can build your knowledge with instruction at a Seattle driving school. Take one of our courses at 911 Driving School to help you learn what you need to know to pass both the written and driving exams. Our dedicated instructors will help you learn how to be a safe driver on the road.

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