Monday, September 22, 2014

Florida Driving Test

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The Florida Driving Test

When you get your drivers license in Florida you have to take a behind the wheel driving test. The most common question we receive about the driving test is "what exactly will I be tested on?".

First it's important to make it clear that the driving test is not required when you get your Florida learners permit or restricted license. When you get you learners permit you are required to take a drug and alcohol traffic education course and a written DMV test. Both can be completed online.

Behind the Wheel Test

An operators license is the Florida drivers license you get when you are ready to drive on your own - either after having a learners permit for a year or as an adult over 18. To get your operators license you will take a behind the wheel test and perform specific maneuvers. Note that you must bring your own car and it must be in good running condition.


The Florida Driving Test

Below is a list of the maneuvers you will have to perform in Florida driving test.


Turn About

Turn you car around in a 30 to 40 foot space. This is historically known as a three point turn.


Shifting Gears

If your car is manual shift you must be able to shift smoothly.


Parking

Park you car in a straight in parking spot. You should be centered in the parking spot. No more parallel parking test.


Stop Quickly

Driving at 20 MPH you are expected to make a quick and safe stop when the tester tells you to stop.


Backing Up

You will be asked to backup for 50 feet at a slow speed. You should turn your head and look to the rear not use the rear view mirror.


Stop Signs

You will be expected to come to a complete stop and use your turn signals to indicate if you are turning. Then you are expected to proceed into the intersection only when it is safe.


Signal and Turn

Get into the correct lane and signal that you are turning for 100 feet before you turn.


Stay in the Correct Lane

Drive in the right lane except on a one-way street. Only change lanes if it is safe.


Full details for the Florida driving test are in the drivers manual.