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Frequently Asked Questions - Preparing For Your NJ Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
- Do I need to have a car for the NJ Driving Exam?
- What skills should I develop before I take my Driving Exam?
- What are some common mistakes drivers make on their NJ Driving Exams?
- Where can I find more information about driving schools in New Jersey?
- How can I schedule my NJ Driving Exam?
- Where do I go to take my driving test?
- How should I practice for the NJ Driving Exam?
- I have my NJ permit. Does anyone need to be in the vehicle with me when I am driving?
- Where can I drive in NJ with my permit?
- When can I apply to take my NJ road test?
For the NJ Driving Exam, you need to supply your own vehicle that is in good working condition. The vehicle must be registered and insured and in good working condition.
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, braking consistently and appropriately, yielding the right of way, passing other cars safely and other important everyday driving maneuvers..
Applicants fail the NJ Driving Exam for many reasons, but there are some common mistakes that you should avoid committing. You should AVOID not coming to a complete stop, changing lanes improperly, checking your mirrors infrequently, parallel parking incorrectly, not using your signals and driving with only one hand on the wheel.
There are many driving schools in NJ. You can find more information by visiting the NJ MVC website: http://www.nj.gov/mvc/pdf/Licenses/drs.pdf
When you are ready to take your NJ Driving Exam you can visit the NJ MVC website and schedule your road test appointment online: http://www.nj.gov/mvc/.
You will complete your NJ Driving Exam at your local MVC office.
You should practice driving safely with a licensed driver who is 21 years old or older.
A licensed driver who is 21 years old or older must be sitting next to you while you are driving.
You can practice driving anywhere with your valid NJ Learner's Permit as long as you are accompanied by a licensed driver who is 21 years old or older. Additionally, you are not allowed to drive between the hours of 11 PM and 5 AM.
After you have received your NJ 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.