How To Pass Your Driver’s License Test

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California DMV Knowledge Exam – Pass Rates

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California DMV Knowledge Exam Shows Low Pass Rates

During the first two weeks of 2015, more than 115,000 new applicants has taken the written DMV knowledge exam in California. This is a result of the driver’s license law known as AB60 that went into effect on January 1. The new law allows undocumented immigrants to apply for a California driver’s license if they have been living in California for at least six months.

The test pass rate among these new tests takers is not good.

Only one out of three Spanish speaking test takers pass their first attempt at the California DMV knowledge exam, according to numbers released by www.dmv.ca.gov. In Nevada, which implemented a similar law, the passing rate is less than one out of three (30%).

Among English speaking applicants, the passing rate is 54%. Which means that only every second test taker pass their first DMV knowledge exam.

Study is the Key

Javier Rodriguez has been living outside Santa Ana for more than two years. He was one of the first to apply for a driver’s license under the new law.

I was nervous“, he says. “I know I am a good and safe driver, and I know the rules. But the test is hard. I was lucky to pass. The important thing is to study the book and practice a lot.“.

How Can We Help?

Not everyone was as lucky as Javier that morning. Many had studied the driver handbook, but not taken any practice tests. They also claim that they knew the answers to many questions, but clicked the wrong answer on the touch screen.

How can License Route Help?

We offer a large number of practice questions for both California and Nevada. All our DMV practice tests are 100% free to use. No fees. No gimmicks. No sign-up process. Just click and go. You remain anonymous and we do not track any of your results. You can basically take as many tests as you want.

Get a copy of the California (or Nevada) driver handbook. Study it carefully. Take online practice tests and verify that you understand road signs and safe driving practices.

Remember, you don’t have to pay for your practice tests or give up any personal information. With some hard work you can pass this test.

Practice Permit Tests in Spanish

There are no practice tests in Spanish, yet. They will be added later this year.


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Best Way to Prepare for Your Permit Test in 2015

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Preparing for the Permit Test

Learn the best way to prepare for Your Permit Test in 2015. All states have some kind of graduated licensing process for teenagers. This process means you must go through a two-step (or three-step) process to get a full operator’s license.

When you reach the eligible age (14 – 16 years), you may apply for a learner’s or instruction permit. You will need to pay a fee to apply and you must pass a vision test and a written knowledge test about the rules of the road and traffic signs.

Why Most Teenagers Fail the Permit Test

Failing the permit test is still very much the rule among first time drivers. The reasons are many, but it is clear that most teenagers do not give the preparations enough time.

Getting the state’s official driver handbook or driver’s manual is a first and necessary step. You can find it at your local DMV office or on-line (pdf-version). Then, you must read and study the manual.

Glancing through this booklet and trying to memorize it is not enough. You need to have a thorough knowledge of the content for your permit test and to be a safe driver! In fact, you should return to the driver’s manual from time to time, even after you pass your written permit test. With time we tend to forget things, even important things. We all need to refresh our knowledge now and then, especially when we are young.

Give the driver’s manual plenty of time. Start preparing at least a few months before your actual permit test. Divide the manual in small chunks and make up a plan. It might sound boring, but a well-structured preparation phase will not only help you pass the permit test – it will also help you become a better driver.

Practice Permit Test

Some might suggest that the permit practice test or permit test sample questions are all you need. While we do believe that our permit practice tests will help you pass, they are better used for verifying you knowledge rather than gaining new knowledge.

When you miss a question, try to figure out why you missed it. Did you read too quickly? Did you not evaluate the alternatives carefully enough? Or did you not understand the piece of knowledge presented in the question?

It is important that you try to learn from the mistakes and not just simply try to memorize an answer. Remember: Read it, Write It, Speak It (read more here).

Our new 2015 database update will have all the questions you need to make sure you have fully learned the driver handbook for your permit test. Given them just as much time as you give the manual.

DMV Tips

Some examples of tips given by state divisions: California and New York

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New Driver’s License Laws in 2015

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New Driver’s License Laws for seniors in Virginia

In Virginia, a new driver’s license law for drivers over 75 is in effect from January 1, 2015. Earlier rules required seniors to renew their license every eight years. Now, they must renew their licenses every five years. They must also renew in person. They can no longer renew their license by mail or online.

When renewing their licenses they must pass a vision test or present a vision statement.

Driving Log Required for Minors in Minnesota

Minnesota follows other states. The Graduated Driver’s Licensing (GDL) program now requires teenagers with an instruction permit to complete 50 practice hours behind the wheel before they can take the road test. 15 of these hours must be nighttime driving.

The new driver’s license laws also require all driver education programs to offer a 90 minute class for parents. If a parent, guardian, or any other adult being the primary driving supervisor completes the class, less hours are required on the Supervised Driving Log (40 instead of 50).

Undocumented Immigrants in California

In California, the new driver’s license law known as AB60 goes into effect. This law will allow undocumented immigrants to apply for a California driver’s license.

Anyone, 16 years or older and with no criminal record, can now apply for a California permit or license. The applicant must prove identity and that he or she has been living in California within six months of application. The implementation of AB60 is not completed, additional rules are likely to follow. For more information, go to AB60.dmv.ca.gov

Ticket Quotas and License Confiscation in Illinois

In Illinois, police departments will no longer be able to issue ticket quotas for their officers.
A new law will also allow drivers keep their licenses for minor traffic offenses. Earlier, a police officer could confiscate a driver’s license for certain traffic tickets. To keep the license, an offender can now simply sign the traffic citation as long as the offense does not require a court appearance.

School Attendance in Nevada

Nevada teens who skip school may face delay or suspension of their driver’s license. Beginning January 1, 2015, students under the age of 18 applying for a permit or license must provide proof (DMV 301) that they meet the minimum Nevada school attendance requirements. If the student obtained a permit prior to January 1, 2015, proof must be submitted at the time of the driving skills test.

More information is found at dmvnv.com

Will the New Driver’s License Laws affect the Knowledge Tests?

While supervised driving rules may show up on permit tests in Minnesota, we have no indication that the number of hours will be included in these questions. Such details may sometimes be included in our permit practice tests, but are rarely seen on the real written tests.
The other law changes will not affect our practice tests for 2015, neither for permit practice or full driver’s license practice.

 

Top 10 Questions – Understand the Move Over Law

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Understand the “Move Over” law

Any permit practice or driver’s license test include questions about the “Move Over” law. In 2015 there will be more focus on this important law. It is not just a law – it’s the right thing to do!

Leading Cause of Death of Police Officers

Preliminary data shows that three law enforcement officers were struck and killed in 2014 as a result of drivers not obeying the “Move Over” law. Data also shows that being struck by a vehicle is the 4th-leading cause of death of police officers. In 2013, 46 law enforcement officers were struck and killed in traffic-related incidents.

Not the Same Law in All States

Details of the “Move Over” law differ between states, but the general idea behind the law is the same. It requires motorists to change lanes away from public safety vehicles to help protect public safety personnel.

The General Idea

If there are two lanes or more lanes in the same direction, you must move to the lane farthest away from a stopped emergency vehicle – if you can to do so safely. If you are unable move over to another lane, you must slow down speed and pass with caution. Emergency vehicles usually include all tow trucks, ambulances, fire trucks, and police cars.

Penalties for not obeying the law can be as high as $500. In some States, a violation of the law may result in jail time as well.

Questions on Your Permit Test

Before taking your permit test or driver’s license exam, you must become familiar with the “Move Over” law in your state. All 50 States have such a law, but very few Americans (71 percent) know they exist! This is why you should expect questions about this law on your permit test.

Permit practice tests on licenseroute.com will include more practice questions on the “Move Over” law in 2015.

7 Study Tips to Help You Ace Any Knowledge Exam

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Study Habits for All Knowledge Exams

Good study habits are one of the biggest predictors of success for students of all ages and for any type of knowledge exam. Unfortunately, very few schools take the time to teach effective methods of learning and internalizing information, which can turn studying into an exercise in frustration. Below are some of the best tips and techniques for getting the most out of your study sessions and permit practice without the need for stressful last-minute crams:

Take Good Notes

To truly make the most of your time studying, it is essential to take good notes. Instead of trying to write down every single word that a teacher says, focus on the major ideas and important supporting information. Use shorthand, abbreviations, or any other shortcuts that allow you to summarize the information without falling behind. On the other hand, if your teacher takes the time to write something out on the board, it is almost always important enough to jot down. Keep your notes organized and think of them as an outline for your study session.

This also applies when just reading a driver’s manual. Underline or mark important facts in the booklet. Summarize the same facts in notes with your own words.

Cut Out Distractions

Studies have shown that information is easier to remember when you are able to focus your attention on it. Avoid the temptation to watch TV, eat a meal, or browse the web during your study time. While some people are able to focus with music playing – especially classical or instrumental music – other people may struggle with even minor background noises. Try to find a comfortable, quiet place that lets you relax and study without interruption.

Break it up

While most students are familiar with last-minute cramming for a knowledge exam, it is actually much easier to retain information if you break it up into smaller pieces and take breaks in between. This way, the brain has an easier time of cataloging and recalling the material that is being studied. Long cram sessions without breaks can even temporarily deplete the glucose that your brain uses for fuel.

Read it, Write It, Speak It

Most students read through their notes and call it a night. However, research suggests that you can drastically improve your ability to remember things come test time if you take the time to write out the important facts and read them out loud, which forces the mind to store the information in three different forms instead of one.

For your driver’s license or permit test, it may also help to discuss safe driving practices, laws, and road signs with an experienced driver. Even things that seems to be just common sense can be worth talking about, since it helps you to remember.

Treat Yourself

Rewarding yourself with a snack or a short break after a certain amount of studying or a practice test is a great way to condition yourself to keep going when the study material becomes a chore. Make it even better by treating yourself to a caffeinated drink such as coffee or tea, since caffeine has been shown to make a person more focused and alert.

Learn What Works for You

Not everyone studies the same way, so it can be extremely beneficial to try a few different tactics when it comes time to buckle down. Find out whether you work best in the mornings or at night, or whether your studying improves in a group setting. Testing out new ways to study can let you pinpoint the perfect environment to maximize your time and minimize the stress.

Quiz Yourself

One sure-fire way to make sure you are learning the material is to test yourself over it. Many textbooks have review questions at the end of each section, but it may also be worthwhile to write your own quiz or to have someone else write one.

When it comes to your permit practice quiz, some driver’s manuals have practice questions at the end, others don’t. Be sure to check out the official DMV site in your state. You may find some practice questions online. These are not the real permit questions, just sample questions and answers.

Licenseroute.com, however, have all the questions you need to run several practice tests for your final DMV written knowledge test. 500+ questions for each state have you completely covered. Make sure you read the comments and understand each answer. Remember: Read it, Write It, Speak It!

For tricky facts like names and dates, flash cards can be an excellent way to memorize information in a hurry. But they usually do not help to gain real knowledge and understanding of safe driving practices or driving laws.

Summary

Whether it’s for a simple quiz or a DMV knowledge exam, proper studying habits are the biggest deciding factor when it comes to making a good grade. By using the tips and techniques outlined above, anyone can dramatically increase the speed and effectiveness of their study sessions, without the need for hectic last-minute cramming.

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Key Tips for Your DMV Driver’s License Test

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Getting ready for your DMV driver’s license test or permit exam? Steer yourself successfully through the exam with the following key tips!

Driver’s License Exam Basics

A driver’s license exam is basically comprised of two parts, a written exam and a road test (think theory and practical). The exam will test your knowledge and understanding of general rules of driving and traffic laws. It is usually conducted at DMV’s local test centers. The road test is designed to gauge your driving skills and proficiency in completing basic road maneuvers. A Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) examiner will observes your skills and grade you.

Tips for Theory Test

Hit the books!

Studying thoroughly is crucial. Do it for the sake of understanding rules and laws, and not simply for passing the written knowledge test. A thorough study will boost your confidence as you approach the actual test. Here are a few hints to take you in the right direction:

Prepare — Research requirements for obtaining a driver’s license in your state and make sure you meet these requirements are complete before you step foot into your local vehicle registration office. You don’t want to be sent home because you didn’t bring all necessary documents.

Review your driver’s manual – Available online and through local DMV offices. The handbook bring all the rules of the road and safe driving practices in one place. It is basically the only booklet you need, but it doesn’t hurt to study material published online by your state’s Department of Motor Vehicles or Department of Public Safety. This applies to both novice drivers and drivers with driving experience. A recent study showed that seasoned drivers with long experience behind the wheel actually scored worst on DMV sample questions.

Practice with license or permit practice tests — Understand how the actual exam will look like. A DMV practice exam will let you review state-specific traffic laws, safe driving practices, road signs, and more. You need to take our practice tests several times to get repetition and variety. Read questions and comments carefully.

Start early – There is much to study and waiting until the last minute to start is recipe for a last minute cram-night disaster.

Rest the day before the exam — Avoid the impulse to cram some facts at the last moment. This will just add to your anxiety. Go out, have some fun, and relax. Think positive, you have done all you can and you are definitely ready for the DMV driver’s license test.

Tips for the Road Test

Theory can take you only so far, and prior experience in driving is the best preparation possible for your road test.

If you had a learner’s permit or learner’s license, you have already had supervised driving for several months. Make sure you have completed all parts of the necessary practice.

If you’re a seasoned driver, stack your skills, find out what the DMV examiner will be observing and consider where you might need to improve. Parallel parking is often a pitfall for even the most experienced drivers.

Practice in advance of the actual test, and you’ll feel more confident when taking the wheel beside the DMV examiner.

Take the Test

All it takes is a little preparation and concentration to grasp the theory and get a hang of taking the wheel besides an observer. Prepare well, take a deep breath, and walk into the exam. Take your time, it’ll turn out fine!

All the best!