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Frequently Asked Questions - Preparing For Your AZ Driving Exam (or Road Test)

You must supply your own car for your driving test. The vehicle must be in good working condition and safe to drive. Before you begin your test, the examiner will check that your car has two license plates, working brake lights, good tires, an emergency parking brake, front signal and back signal lights that are working, two rear view mirrors and a windshield without cracks.
You must take your AZ road test at your local MVD office.
Experiences of the road test will differ depending on your mood, personality, etc. You should expect the driving exam to test your ability to drive safely, accurately and efficiently.
The driving exam or road test is most difficult for those who are not prepared. It may also be difficult if you are nervous or anxious on the test day. Try to remain calm, remember what you have learned and apply the knowledge you have learned.
The night before your road test, you should avoid staying up late, neglecting a last minute study session, partying and forgetting to check out your testing car.
You don't need to schedule an appointment to take the AZ Driving Exam. You should just make sure you arrive to your local MVD office before 3PM.
After you have passed your permit test, you must wait at least 6 months before you can schedule your road test. During this time, you must complete 30 behind-the-wheel practice hours on the road with a licensed Arizona driver, who is over 21. Ten of those hours must be completed at night.
For your AZ road test you should know how to handle a vehicle safely. You should know how to pull off smoothly, back up safely, accelerate and brake steadily, drive on the freeway, drive through intersections, change lanes and many more basic rules of the road.
You may practice anywhere as long as you are accompanied by a licensed driver who is 21 years old or older. Generally, you want to practice on familiar streets before you try new and less familiar areas. If you're interested in driving schools, there are plenty available. Just make sure those schools offer behind the wheel training.