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

If you fail your road test, your examiner will tell you why you failed. You should take into account how he/she suggest you improve. You will be able to take the exam three times before you must restart the application process. This means resubmitting the forms and applications and paying the cost of the tests again.
The Driving Exam costs $11.
If you are between 15 and 18, the cost is $16. If you are between 18 and 85, the cost is $25. Individuals over the age of 85 must pay $9 for a Texas Driver's license.
If you are under 18, your parent or legal guardian should accompany you. There are exceptions to this rule, which you must verify with your local DPS office.
The test usually takes 15 to 20 minutes.
Remember to pay attention to oncoming traffic. Stay within the speed limit and leave a safe distance between yourself and other cars. Check your mirrors regularly. Always come to a complete stop and keep both hands on your steering wheel at all times.
You should expected to be tested on your ability to drive safely and effectively. You should be able to make a quick stop, observe intersections, pass other vehicles safely and use the appropriate lanes.
You and your examiner are the only people allowed in your vehicle during the driving exam. No one else will be permitted.