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

Your examiner wants to see that you are capable of driving safely and effectively. During your WA 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.
Only you and your examiner are allowed in the car during your WA Driving Exam.
If you fail the WA Driving Exam, you will not receive your WA Driver's License. You will be able to retake your WA exam, but the waiting time in between that exam will vary. If you have failed the WA Driving Exam once, you will be able to take the exam again in one week. If you have failed twice you can retake the WA Driving Exam in 1-3 weeks. If you fail the WA Driving Exam a third time, you must wait 3 months before you can take the WA Driving Exam. Do not rush to retake your WA Driving Exam, if you have failed. Pay attention to what your examiner has indicated as your weaknesses and work upon improving your driving skills before you retake the WA Driving Exam.
If you are 18 years old or younger, you parent should accompany you to your WA Driving Exam. Exemptions are sometimes made if your parent or legal guardian cannot accompany you, but you should contact your local DOL office to discover other alternatives.