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

Yes. If you wear contacts or glasses regularly to be able to see, you should most definitely wear your contacts or glasses for your MI Driving Exam.
In Michigan, only yourself and the examiner are allowed in the vehicle during your MI Driving Exam. A language interpreter may also be in the vehicle during your exam if an interpreter is needed.
If you fail your MI Driving Exam, you will be able to retake the MI Driving Exam in twenty-four hours. But do not rush retaking your exam. Pay attention to what your examiner identifies as your weaknesses and work upon improving your driving skills.
The exam is split into two parts: a basic controls skills test and an on-road driving test.
If you are under 18, a parent or legal guardian should accompany you to your exam. If your parent or legal guardian is unable, another licensed driver may be able to bring you if your parent gives written permission for that person to do so.
Your examiner wants to see that you are capable of driving safely and effectively. During your MI 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.