The Driving Exam will test your ability to drive safely. Some skills you should develop include parallel parking, changing lanes effectively, accelerating smoothly and gradually, brake consistently and appropriately, passing other cars safely.
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New York Driver's License
If you fail your NY permit test, you are allowed to retake the test as many times as necessary. There is no limit, and you will not be required to pay another application fee. However, if you fail the NY permit test more than three times, you will have to wait 6 months before retrying.
You are able to retake the test immediately. However, you shouldn't rush it. Before retaking the NY permit test, make sure that you study thoroughly before trying again. If you fail the test three times, you will have to wait 6 months before you are able to try again.
After you pass the NY permit test, you will need to wait at least 6 months before you can applying for the NY Driving Exam (or road test). During this period, you should practice driving with a licensed driver who is 21 years old or older. Before your road test, you will need to complete 50 hours of road time practice. You must also have completed five hours of a pre-licensing class or you must be enrolled in a Driver's Education course at your high school or college.
A licensed driver who is 21 years old or older must be sitting next to you while you are driving. When you have your permit, you are not allowed to have passengers under the age of 21 unless they are immediate family members.
You can drive within the five boroughs of New York City. You can drive through all other counties. You are not able to drive under a tunnel or bridge that is under the jurisdiction of the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority or on the Cross County, Saw Mill River, Hutchinson River or Toconic State parkways in Westchest County. Remember a licensed driver who is 21 years old or older must accompany you at all times.
After you have received your NY permit, you must wait at least 6 months before taking your road test. During this time you should be practicing and developing your driving skills. You are required to complete at least 50 hours of road time practice.
The NY permit tests consists of 20 questions that will cover basic rules of the road: parallel parking, intersections, traffic crashes, sharing the road, passing and yielding. Approximately 4 of the 20 questions will be about road signs.
To pass the NY permit test you need to answer at least 14 out of the 20 questions correctly. Additionally, you must answer at least 2 of the questions about road signs.
The NY permit test is most difficult for applicants who do not study. To give yourself the best chance of passing your NY permit test successfully, you should study the NY Driver's manual.