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Frequently Asked Questions - Taking Your FL Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
- Who is allowed to be in the car with me during my FL Driving Exam?
- What happens if I fail my FL Driving Exam?
- Am I allowed to wear my contacts or glasses?
- Do I have to parallel park on my FL Driving Exam?
- Are there any maneuvers I should expect to complete on my FL Driving Exam?
- Does anyone need to accompany me to my FL Driving Exam?
- Are there any tips that I should follow to help me pass my FL Driving Exam?
- Are there any common mistakes that I should avoid making?
Only you and your examiner are allowed in the vehicle during your FL Driving Exam.
If you fail your FL Driving Exam, you should pay attention to what your examiner mentions as your weaknesses. Don't rush retaking the test. Instead practice driving, develop better skills and improve upon your weaknesses. Typically, you are able to retake the FL Driving Exam approximately five times before you must wait a year before trying again. You may also have your driving privileges suspended if you fail 5 times and you may have to request approval from the Bureau of Administrative Review (BAR) Office to take the road test again
Yes. If you wear contacts or glasses regularly to be able to see, you should most definitely wear your contacts or glasses for your FL Driving Exam.
FL no longer requires that you parallel park on your driving exam. You only need to to park in a standard parking space. However, it's a good idea to make sure that you know how to parallel park regardless.
On your FL Driving Exam, you will have to demonstrate to your examiner that you know how to approach an intersection, yield the right-of-way, back up effectively and safely and follow cars at a safe distance. The examiner will also want to make sure you maintain the proper posture for driving a vehicle.
If you are under 18, it's a good idea to have your parent or legal guardian accompany you to your road test as they must sign a parent consent form verifying that you completed at least 50 hours of behind the wheel training. If your parent or legal guardian is unable to accompany you, then make sure you have your parent or legal guardian sign the consent from in front of a notary witness. Additionally, if your parents are unable to accompany you, then a licensed driver who is over 21 years old or older may accompany you instead.
Your examiner wants to see that you are capable of driving safely and effectively. During your FL 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 avoid driving dangerously, driving too quickly, hitting other objects, forgetting to signal, rolling stops and parking incorrectly.