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

During your DC Driving Exam, the only other person allowed in the vehicle, besides yourself, is your examiner.
If you fail the DC Driving Exam, you will not receive your DC Driver's License. You will be able to retake the exam after 72 hours have passed, however, you should not rush retaking it after you have failed. You should pay attention to what your examiner indicates as your weaknesses, and you should work upon improving your driving skills. If you fail the DC Road Test 6 times within a 12 month period, you will have to wait a year before you can retake the DC Road Test.
If you are under 18, your parent or legal guardian should accompany you. If they are unable to do so, you will need to submit a written consent form signed by your parent or legal guardian.
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.
You should avoid driving dangerously, driving too quickly, hitting other objects, forgetting to signal, rolling stops and parking incorrectly. Always maintain good posture and signal well in advance.
If you wear contacts or glasses regularly to be able to see clearly, you should absolutely wear your corrective lenses during your exam.