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The Washington Driving Test
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The premium version of the course goes far beyond the basics that are in the free course. The premium version gives all the details, and teaches you exactly what to do on each part of the driving test in order to pass.
Driving test Tips
KOMO News recently reported on a study by Siegfried and Jensen, which says that Washington state is the hardest state in the nation to pass the driving test. They based their evaluation on several sources of information, including information from the Washington DOL website and the Washington Driver Guide (PDF). What the study looked at
Before you start your Washington state driving test, the examiner will have you do a brake reaction test. This tests your ability to safely and quickly stop the car. This part is pretty easy to do, but it helps if you know what to expect. How does the brake reaction test work? For the brake
When you take the Washington state driving test to get your driver’s license, you can choose which car you want to take the test in. You can bring a car to the test, or you can rent a car from the driving school where you take your test at. The following tips will help you
The Washington state driving test includes parallel parking. You can parallel park on the street with real cars. Or you could park between four tall plastic poles (called stanchions) in a parking lot. You should take your test at a testing location where they parallel park between four poles instead of on the street. Why?
Changing lanes is pretty easy on the Washington state driving test, there are only a couple of things you need to remember. Whenever you change lanes, you need to do the head check procedure to check your blind spot. Here’s what you need to do: Turn on your turn signal Check your side mirror Look
You have to come to a full and complete stop on your driving test. If you don’t come to a complete stop at a stop sign or red light, it’s an automatic failure. In a complete stop, there is zero movement. In other words, the car is completely at rest. It’s not going forward. It’s
I'm a Master Examiner, and I used to train driving examiners for DOL. I also did “check-rides” with examiners to make sure they were delivering the test properly. Over time I realized that the whole thing could be simplified. If you follow a few simple rules and procedures, and get plenty of driving practice, passing the Washington driving test is easy.
I made this website to help people prepare for the driving test. I hope that it helps you."