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

If you fail your IL Driving Exam, you will be able to take it again in 7 days. You are able to take the Driving Exam up to three times in a one year period before you will have to extend your IL Learner's Permit. Don't rush retaking your exam. Listen to what your examiner has identified as your weaknesses and work upon improving those skills before you take your Driving Exam again.
If you are older than 18, a licensed driver who is 21 years old or older can bring you to your exam. If you are under 18, a parent or legal guardian should accompany you to your exam.
Your examiner wants to see that you are capable of driving safely and effectively. During your IL 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 you should keep your hands on the wheel at all times. Obey all stop signs and traffic signals, do not tailgate other vehicles and stay in the correct lane. You do not want to slam your brakes suddenly.
You should avoid driving dangerously, driving too quickly, hitting other objects, forgetting to signal, rolling stops, parking incorrectly and not listening to your examiner. Always maintain good posture and signal well in advance.
Yes. If you wear contacts or glasses regularly to be able to see, you should most definitely wear your contacts or glasses for your IL Driving Exam.
In Illinois, only yourself and the examiner are allowed in the vehicle during your IL Driving Exam.