This post is for EVERYONE who needs to take the Behind-The-Wheel driving test — whether they’re 16 or 60.
Driving definitely is a privilege that I now appreciate in ways I could never have imagined before my 55 days as a passenger. Despite being cleared by doctors, I’m scheduled to take the Behind The Wheel driving test — which I haven’t taken since way back when.
The student in me was really excited to learn that California’s Department of Motor Vehicles [DMV] produced dozens of videos, and below you can view the ten clips featuring the most common reasons that people fail the test.
#1 – Unsafe Lane Change
#2 – Failure to Yield
#3 – Failure to Stop
#4 – Illegal left turn
#5 – Improper Speed
#6 – Lack of Experience
#7 – Unfamiliar with Vehicle
#8 – Poor Scanning
#9 – Being Too Cautious
#10 – Unfamiliar with elements or situations
On your to-do list: signal, check mirrors, and turn to check blind spot.
Make to understand right of way, i.e. who goes first in different situations.
Make complete stops and stay BEHIND limit lines. Do not turn right on a red arrow
If there are double left turn lanes, then stay in your lane.
Do not hit the curb when backing up. Make certain to look behind you.
Problems happen when test-takers borrow someone else’s car.
Pay Attention and always be on the lookout; do not have tunnel vision, ie., just looking straight ahead.