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

You will take your exam at your local DOL office. You can find a list of available locations near you by visiting this website:
Your examiner wants to see that you are capable of driving safely and effectively. During your WA Driving Exam, you want to make sure that you are not driving too quickly or too slowly; you want to accelerate smoothly and gradually and change lanes safely. 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 mean as well.
The night before your WA 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.
Yes. You must supply a vehicle for your WA Driving Exam that is in good working condition. The vehicle should be properly registered and insured. You may rent a car if necessary.
You should practice and develop a number of safe driving skills. By the time you schedule your WA Driving Exam, 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, parking, maintaining the speed limit, staying in the correct lane, performing two-point turn-abouts 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 Washington as long as you are accompanied by a licensed driver, who is 25 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.