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Frequently Asked Questions - Preparing For Your LA Driving Exam (Or Road Test)

Anywhere in Louisiana as long as you are accompanied by a licensed driver, who is 21 years old or older, whenever you are behind the wheel. You should begin practicing in familiar areas then progress to different areas that will test your driving knowledge and your adaptability to different driving situations.
You can take the LA Driving Exam at a third party testing center or at your local OMV office. You can find a list of available OMV offices by visiting this website: http://dpsweb.dps.louisiana.gov/omvfielddirections.nsf/$parish?openview
Your examiner wants to see that you are capable of driving safely and effectively. You should know how to park properly, make left and right turns easily and safely and yield the right-of-way appropriately. During your LA Driving Exam, you want to make sure that you are not driving too quickly or too slowly; you want to accelerate smoothly and gradually. Obey all stop signs and traffic signals, do not tailgate other vehicles and stay in the correct lane. You should also know what various street signs and traffic signals mean.
The night before your LA Driving Exam, you should practice driving with a licensed driver who is 21 years old or older. You should make sure you get a good night's rest.
If you are taking your LA Driving Exam at a OMV office, you will need to supply a vehicle for your LA Driving Exam that is in good working condition. The vehicle should be properly registered and insured. Some third party testing centers may allow you to use their vehicles for a fee.
You should practice and develop a number of safe driving skills. By the time you schedule your LA Driving Exam, you should feel comfortable accelerating smoothly and gradually, passing through intersections safely, changing lanes effectively, coming to a complete stop at stop signs and traffic signals, parking, maintaining the speed limit, staying in the correct lane and more. Remember during your exam, your primary responsibility is to demonstrate to your examiner that you know how to drive safely and effectively.