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

You can schedule your IL road test by calling a SOS office or by visiting your local SOS office in person. You will need to schedule your exam well in advance.
You will take your IL Driving Exam at your local SOS office. You can find a list of available locations by visiting this website:
You should expect to be able to demonstrate your ability to drive safely. You will demonstrate that you know that you should wear a seat belt, that you know how to start a vehicle, back up the vehicle safely, park downhill, obey traffic signals and much more.
The night before your IL 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.
No. You do not need to learn how to parallel park for your IL Driving Exam, but it's a good idea to familiarize yourself with the technique in case it is necessary.
Yes. You must supply a vehicle for your IL Driving Exam that is in good working condition. The vehicle must also be properly registered and insured.
Before your IL Driving Exam, you should practice and develop a number of safe driving skills. You should feel comfortable accelerating smoothly and gradually, passing through intersections safely, change lanes effective, coming to a complete stop at stop signs and traffic signals, parking and parallel 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.
Anywhere in Illinois 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 to different areas that will test your driving knowledge and your adaptability to different driving situations.