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Frequently Asked Questions - Preparing For Your PA Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
- What documents do I need to take with me when I take my PA Driving Exam?
- Is there anything in particular I should do the night before my PA Driving Exam?
- How can I schedule my PA Driving Exam?
- What should I expect when I take my PA Driving Exam?
- Do I have to supply my own vehicle for my PA Driving Exam?
- Where can I practice driving?
- Can I practice driving at any time with my PA Permit?
- Do I have to learn how to parallel park?
- What skills should I develop for my PA Driving Exam?
You should bring your Learner's Permit, proof of your vehicle insurance and proof of vehicle's registration. If you are under 18, you must also bring form DL-180 C signed by your parent.
Relax and get a good night's rest. Don't try to to learn new tricks or even new skills. The night before your Driving Exam, you should feel prepared and confident in the work that you have put in beforehand.
You can schedule your PA road test by calling your local DOT office 1-800-932-4600 or by visiting this website www.dmv.state.pa.us.
First, your examiner will check that your vehicle is in working condition. He or she will ask you demonstrate different parts of your vehicle. Then you will show your knowledge of traffic hand signals. If you successfully answer these initial questions, you will begin your road test. Remember during the driving exam you need to demonstrate to your examiner that you know how to drive safely.
Yes. You must bring your own vehicle for your road test. This vehicle should be in good working condition. It's a good idea to use the same vehicle with which you practiced. The vehicle must be insured. It must have a valid safety inspection sticker, a license plate and registration card. The PA DOT is very strict about this so to be extra certain you ask more questions about what is required when you schedule your Driving Exam.
Anywhere in Pennsylvania as long as you are accompanied by a licensed driver who is 21 years old or older. While you possess a Learner's Permit, you are not allowed to drive in a vehicle without a licensed driver who is 21 years old or older present. It's a good idea to practice in areas where you are most familiar and then progressing to other areas.
No. You may not. You may not drive between 11PM and 5 AM, and you may not drive any time that you are not accompanied by a licensed driver who is 21 years old or older.
Yes. You will need to learn how to parallel park for your PA Driving Exam.
For your PA Driving Exam, you should be able to demonstrate your examiner that you know how to drive safely. You should practice coming to complete stops, signaling effectively, braking smoothly and backing up safely.