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

Yes. You must supply a vehicle for your DC Driving Exam that is in good working condition. The vehicle should be properly registered and insured.
Anywhere in the District of Columbia 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.
Yes. You will need to learn how to parallel park for your DC Driving Exam.
You will take your exam at either a DC service station or a third party testing location.
Your examiner wants to see that you are capable of driving safely and effectively. During your DC 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 indicate to drivers on the road. The DC Driver's Manual mentions driving skills that may be tested on the DC Driving Exam.
The night before your DC 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 as well.
You should practice and develop a number of safe driving skills. 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, sharing the road with other drives, 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.