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How to Pass Your Driver's Licence Test the First Time

Updated on June 16, 2015
A driving licence centre in Toyokawa, Japan.
A driving licence centre in Toyokawa, Japan. | Source

Below is a list of things that will save you from failing your driver's licence exam, and from wasting a lot of money going back to apply for new appointments.

Keep in mind that this article is based on my experiences with driving exams in South Africa. But read this article even if you don't reside here, just for interest's sake.

1. The External Inspection

i. You will start off with the external inspection of your car, where you go counter-clockwise around the car from the driver's side (walk left).

ii. Check underneath the car and say that there are no obstructions or leaks.

iii. Here you say that the wheel is the correct pressure, the valve cap is on, there are no cuts or slashes on the side wall, the wheel nuts are secure and there is enough tread.

iv. You then move on to the windscreen wiper and say that it is free of damage and in good working order.

v. The headlights, parking lights and indicator lights are clean and undamaged.

vi. The bonnet is secure.

vii. Underneath the bonnet, the oil, water, brake fluid and drive belts have been checked.

viii. The front left wheel is the same as the other.

ix. The petrol cap is secure.

x. The left rear wheel is the same as the others.

xi. The rear lights are clean and undamaged.

xii. The right rear wheel is the same as the others.

2. The Internal Inspection

i. Inside the car, after closing the car door, you say that all the doors are closed.

ii. The seat and mirrors are adjusted.

iii. The handbrake is on

iv. The car is in neutral.

v. There are no obstructions by the feet and pedals.

vi. You will be asked to indicate right, and then left.

vii. You will be asked to put your headlights and parking lights on.

viii. Then to put your fog lights on.

ix. You will be asked to turn on the windscreen wipers.

x. You will be asked to honk the horn.

xi. The examiner will then move to the rear of the car and ask you to indicate right and left, and then push the brake pedal.

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3. The Yard Test

Many people believe that this is the hardest and strictest part of the test. You would have practiced parking often if you attended a driving school. There is a time limit on this course.

i. You start off with a hill start. If you roll back, you fail. The proper way is to put the car into first, with the handbrake on; rev slightly and release the clutch slowly. Do your full observation. Release the clutch even more until you feel the back of the car sink in. Then, release the handbrake while pushing down more on the accelerator. Remember that the clutch and accelerator work like a seesaw. When one comes out, the other goes in, and vice versa.

ii. Next is the first alley docking procedure, either from the right or left, where you go in backwards.

iii. Then the second one.

iv. Then the two parallel parking moves.

v. The three-point turn.

Become familiar with the interior of the car, all the controls, and what they do.
Become familiar with the interior of the car, all the controls, and what they do. | Source

4. Starting Procedure (Optional)

I was advised that sometimes the official will ask you to do what's known as a starting procedure. This procedure is simple and similar to the internal check. I wasn't asked this by my examiner.

i. The handbrake is on.

ii. The car is in neutral.

iii. Turn the key until the dash lights up, and say that there are no warning lights on (hopefully!).

iv. Turn the car on and check that there are still no warning lights.

v. State whether the car has a manual or an automatic choke (automatics are much less hassle, especially in winter when it's cold).

5. The Road Test

There are a lot more things that can go wrong here. There is a minimum time you have to stay on the road, but they can take you for longer. You will have to drive around your local area or where the traffic department is located.

i. Stop the whole car behind the white line at stop streets, not just the wheels.

ii. Before turns, check your mirror and blind spot, indicate, then check the blind spot again before turning the wheel.

iii. Don't cross your hands, rather use the shuffle method for turning the wheel. They'll take one point off for crossing hands.

iv. Try not to stall. They take one point off for stalling each time.

v. Don't let the car roll anywhere at any time. This will lead to a fail.

vi. When stopping, use the foot brake, keeping your hands on the steering wheel until you come to a full stop, clutch in before you stall, then handbrake.

vii. Do a full observation after stopping and using the handbrake before taking off (mirror, right blind spot, mirror again and left blind spot).

viii. When on the road, check your mirror and then look right and left at any intersections, business entrances etc. Driveways are the exception to this rule.

5.1. Hand signals and emergency brake (optional)

Some examiners may ask you to do emergency hand signals and an emergency stop. For the right hand signal: Mirror, right blind spot, indicate right, second blind spot and hold out your arm straight. For the left: Mirror, left blind spot, indicate left, right blind spot, put your arm out the window and make a circular motion with your hand. For the stop: Mirror, blind spot, and put your arm out and hold it up in an L shape, pointing to the sky. To emergency brake, simply push in the clutch and the foot brake together and come to a stop quicker than you usually would. I was asked to do all of the above except for the emergency brake because the roads were wet.

6. After the test

After the test is done, you will be back in the yard where you started, and the examiner will add up all your points and tell you whether you passed or failed. I passed my test the first time.

If you passed, then you'll go inside. You have to have:

  • your ID
  • money
  • your driver's test appointment slip
  • your learner's licence
  • photos.

After the thumb printing and signing, at least where I did my test, they gave me a temporary driver's licence and told me to come back in a few weeks to get my proper permanent licence.

7. Finally getting your Driver’s Licence

In my country at least, you have to get the new credit card format licence from the traffic department. I waited about four weeks to get mine. On the day, I took my ID, my temporary driver’s licence and my notice that I received in the post.

Though I was told that you need to pay yet more money to get your new card, that wasn’t the case when I went there. Either it’s different in some places or else somebody got scammed… Make sure you remember that. This is all I can think of right now, and that’s quite a bit of information. My advice is to go to a driving school where you’ll learn all of this and more.

"When buying a used car, punch the buttons on the radio. If all the stations are rock and roll, there's a good chance the transmission is shot."

— Larry Lujack

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      SNEH MNGOMA 6 days ago

      im so nervours. im going to the testing in November, but i hope i will do just fine, thanks to the blog nd my instructor.

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      I'm testing tomorrow with god all things are possible ......fezeka 4 weeks ago

      Hi please note licence is important

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      MMAMY LEHIHI 2 months ago

      Im testing today at 13h45 and im nervours...may God help me

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      Loreen 2 months ago

      I am going to test on the 6th September soo nervous and trusting in the Lord that I will make it.

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      Alex 4 months ago

      I failed last week because apparently the examiner didn't see me looking in the rear view mirror. He told me that if he didn't see my eyes in the rear view mirror than I wasn't looking. I wanted to explain to him that I adjusted my rear view mirror to look behind me and not in his eyes but I taught wth, you already dopped me so it wouldn't do much. I have another test now for tommorow and I am really nervous. This is my second time and I really expected to be calm, by the way thank you for this information. I some how got a better understanding of doing my observations now.

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      Clair 11 months ago

      Thanks to your blog. I have been reading it for the past 2 months as I was doing the driving lessons. My driving school instructor is a good teacher but your blog made things very much easy to understand. I passed the test on first attempt yesterday and I was and still over the moon :-)

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      Ace Mahlangeni 13 months ago

      Thnx for making us aware i really appreciate that, i think next year i'll pass in the first time Thank you!!

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      Anti-Valentine 16 months ago from My lair

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      Thuso 16 months ago

      Hey Anti

      I'm taking my drivers license test in 3 days time and I am soooo nervous. I never took lessons from a driving school, I was taught by my uncle who is not an instructor but has been driving for years now.

      What I want to know is when ally docking, when is the right time to turn the wheels, say it's from the right? My uncles says as soon as I see the poles being vertically aligned over my shoulder I should steer full to the right. How true is this?

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      frans 17 months ago

      I failed my yard test becouse of observations , I just don't know how to do observation can any one explan to me.

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      Muc`Finzzo 2 years ago

      I'm just gonna read this article and see if its helpful, I'm so scared that I will fail my driving test is on the 8th I'm just having a day before I drive (GOD be with me )

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      Siyamcela Sikhondo 2 years ago

      I would like to thank u guys for information now I know what is expected of mi through reading here

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      Noloyiso Mlenzana 2 years ago

      on 27th August it's my testing day I'm worried but iwll be fine

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      Anti-Valentine 2 years ago from My lair

      That's great! Well done.

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      MELZ 2 years ago

      well , guess what I passed my drivers licence test yesterday , thanks for all ur helpful tips !!!!!

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      Anti-Valentine 2 years ago from My lair

      How to do a hill start: https://axleaddict.com/safety/How-to-do-a-Hill-Sta...

      I have a whole series on driving. You should have a look at my profile.

      There are some traffic departments that are corrupt. I haven't run into any myself, though.

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      MELZ 2 years ago

      Thank you for the informative response.

      th only thing that is bothering me now is that incline start and take off , is there a way to do it perfectly with rolling , please help.

      the other thing is that I am not paying any bribes and I hope they don't fail me for this , I heard if you don't pay they fail you, wats ur take on this

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      Anti-Valentine 2 years ago from My lair

      I think you'd be fine as long as you don't cross a boundary line. And definitely make sure that you stop behind the stop line when you do your hill start.

      Please refer to this hub: https://axleaddict.com/safety/Drivers-Licence...

      If in doubt, ask your instructor that you take lessons with, if you do in fact take driving lessons. The examiner on the day will not answer questions of that nature.

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      MELZ 2 years ago

      Hi , I am going for my licence next week I am soo nervous , I just wan to find out if they will fail you if u don't go into the marked box properly the starting point before each parking? say for eg if u touch the line or something?

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      fred 2 years ago

      Haha failed first time, didn't straighten up properly when do alley docking and hit a pole which was Unfortunate, going again 17 July am sure ill pass

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      Anti-Valentine 2 years ago from My lair

      No, definitely don't change gears whilst cornering. I think you get 4 points each time you do that.

      Please refer to this hub for more: https://axleaddict.com/safety/Drivers-Licence...

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      keith 2 years ago

      Plz help i'm going for my licence tomorrow. Is it correct to change gears while cornering? Are there any points deducted?

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      Nhlanhla 2 years ago

      I'm doing my test in an hours time thank you so much for your pre trip inspection notes, I had completely forgotten about that part since this is my second attempt.wish me luck

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      Laura 2 years ago

      Hy thank u, I passed my driving license test yesterday after 2 tries.

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      Lelo Dlamuka 2 years ago from South Africa

      Thanks very much :)

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      Anti-Valentine 2 years ago from My lair

      Congrats to both of you!

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      Lelo Dlamuka 2 years ago from South Africa

      So I passed my drivers license test yesterday.. Thanks so much, your hubs were a huge help to me. almost passed out with nerves though but I managed to do it (It was God)!

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      Arif 2 years ago

      Thank you very much guys, with help on useful tips given on this site I passed my driver test on first attempt without even joining the driving school. Thanks again

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      Lelo Dlamuka 2 years ago from South Africa

      Test in 3 weeks! Soooo scared!

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      Lz Swanepoel 2 years ago from Centurion, Gauteng

      Thanks for the reply regarding the booking slip, it wasn't a problem and I passed my test, thank you for the info!

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      HEY 2 years ago

      Anyone know of a corruption free testing centres?

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      Anti-Valentine 3 years ago from My lair

      They probably wouldn't let you do the test without it, I would think.

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      Lz Swanepoel 3 years ago from Centurion, Gauteng

      What happens if you don't take the booking slip with?

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      Anti-Valentine 3 years ago from My lair

      I don't have any personal experience with the code 10 driver's licence exam, but if I ever do learn more about it in future, I'll likely write something about it.

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      spokes 3 years ago

      Hi do you do the same things with code 10 plz help

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      Laura Smith 3 years ago from Pittsburgh, PA

      Taking my driver's test (or I should say tests) was one of the worst experiences of my life, but my experience helped my brother and sisters pass on their first or second try. So, this is going to be very useful for the first timers getting ready to take theirs. My advice is to learn the course. Like any test, it's not about how much you know or how good you are but how well you know the test itself.

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      JullMc 3 years ago

      The best way to pass exam from the first try are practice and good teacher. Its good to have a nice tutor like your parents but its much better if you inquire to other car expert who can tell you about all about driving and some tips. When I started to learn how to drive i asked my father but it was a great misstake. He's terrible as a partner. After that my mom bought lessons at education4drivers.com. When I was in the car with my mum, brother or my instructor I drive absolutely fine with perfect control. So the biggest thing you should know it's to hire good teacher =)

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      Anti-Valentine 3 years ago from My lair

      No, I didn't take the same route back. You take one route during the test, and the examiner marks you all the way from when you start to when you get back to the traffic department or DLTC, unless you go over the maximum time allowed in a test, as far as I know.

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      Janice ♥ 3 years ago

      I passed on my first try... Thanks for all your help, this really is the best page in South Africa to do with driving, hope more learner drivers will discover this hub. Great job!

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      Phumlani 3 years ago

      Thank you very much for your pre-trip inspection advice, can you please advise me or give me some tips, how to use your mirrors, blind sport, and the correct way to change lanes right or left.

      Thank you.

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      Phumlani 3 years ago

      Can someone please help me, how do I do my pre-trip inspection in short and nicely. I'd appreciate your assistance guys since on the 5 of November, I'm going for my drives test.

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      Anti-Valentine 4 years ago from My lair

      Not true. The people who say that are just very cynical and have obviously had the misfortune of running in to corrupt traffic officials. There are certain traffic departments that are known for being corrupt, while others are comparatively corruption free. I passed my driver's licence test the first time.

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      Mel Carriere 4 years ago from San Diego California

      Every state has its own procedures, of course, but I found here in California that getting an easygoing examiner is almost as important as anything else. The person taking the test should try to case out the line beforehand, locate an examiner who seems to be less strict, and then get positioned in line accordingly. Good hub!

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      Anti-Valentine 4 years ago from My lair

      Hi Tavasika and Natasha. You are most welcome! Oh, and Tavasika, you might want to check out my other hub on ways you can fail the test; things that will get you penalty points and instant fails: https://axleaddict.com/safety/Drivers-Licence...

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      Tavasika 4 years ago

      Hie

      Thank for your tips on this page, I passed my drivers licence at first time. I kept in mind all the tips and tricks, it's true, they test you on most of the things mentioned. Inspection, parkings, incline test, don't forget indicators, observation, gear changing, intersection checking etc

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      Natasha 4 years ago

      Thank-you so much. This really relieves the massive anciety I have a bit. I am so freaked out already, they make you so confused.

      Thanks for the site, you are awesome.

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      Anti-Valentine 4 years ago from My lair

      Robin, that is correct. It is 4 points every time you change gears whilst cornering.

      Charlie, I'm sorry to hear that. They didn't even bother to inform you ahead of time or ask if you would like to test out the car first before doing the test? That sucks.

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      Charlie Brown 4 years ago

      I used your advise when I go for my lessons and on the day that I was supposed to pass out I failed. Not because of your advice, but because the idiot instructer decided to pitch with a different car than what I was used to. Hopefully I will pass next time.

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      Robin 4 years ago

      Just to add, DON"T change gears while cornering. That's 4 points for each infringement, making it almost impossible to pass if this is a habit...

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      Anti-Valentine 4 years ago from My lair

      My advice, don't listen to everything your friend says. He failed the test for one. :)

      While it's true that you must do observations when stationary, that is your *full* observation. You must look in your blindspots and mirror when changing lanes, turning, etc, otherwise you will get penalty points during the test. Rather listen to the instructor at your driving school. They have to do that test every year to stay in business, so they know what they're talking about.

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      william 4 years ago

      Hi, I'm doing my driver's test in 5 days and I've been going to a driving school. I've more or less got a good idea of how to do my observations but yesterday a mate of mine popped in at my place and confused me completely. He recently went for his license which he only failed for overtaking but yesterday he drove with me and said I'm doing my observations completely wrong. Please shed some light on the correct way to do observations. By the way one of the things he said in question was that observations must only be done when stationary. Thanks

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      Anti-Valentine 4 years ago from My lair

      The system is corrupt Rosa. For instance, in some parts of the country, it's well known that traffic officials take bribes in order to pass people. Now I'm not trying to give you any ideas by saying that, but I am agreeing with you on the matter.

      And yes, once people get their licence, they pretty much do whatever they want on the roads, sadly, and this is one of the reasons why we have so many accidents and deaths.

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      Rosa( eastern cape) 4 years ago

      i think the system is corrupt ,i just failed for the 7th time and each time the test is manage differently. i think as long as u can drive safely what is stopping you. there's so many drivers that can't drive properly but you that really needs it can't get it. the k53 is bullshit because after you pass your test no one apply that anymore. Add Your Comment...

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      Anti-Valentine 4 years ago from My lair

      You're welcome. I wish you the best of luck.

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      Renee Borsten 4 years ago

      Have done so, but different department. thanks though.

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      Anti-Valentine 4 years ago from My lair

      Sorry to hear about that. The road test is just so unpredictable. The yard test is much easier because you practically have complete control.

      All you can do now is reapply for another driver's test.

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      Renee Borsten 4 years ago

      Well I failed...... Did everything perfect, but got to a green robot, there was a yellow gross 'island' after the stop line, the car in front of me went ahead as we were turning right, but then oncoming traffic approached and we had to wait, needless to say i had already gone over the stop line. the robot turned red and the car in front of me went, the test official told me I couldn't go because the light was red. we carried on with the test and back at the department I was told i failed because i stopped on the yellow cross.

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      Anti-Valentine 4 years ago from My lair

      Yes, I might have one from a few years ago. There was a list given to me by the examiner who conducted the driving test. Not sure if it's current but I might try to dig it up.

      As for immediate fails, mounting the kerb/curb; not stopping behind the white line; rolling back at any point, like during a hill start. Those are immediate fails in the SA driving test.

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      Renee Borsten 4 years ago

      Hi I'm doing my test in 5days time, I've had a few lessons. I just wanted to know if you might have a list of the penalties and point system? And what are the absolute immediate fails?

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      Anti-Valentine 5 years ago from My lair

      Okay. Thank you for your information regarding driving exams in the US. This article is mainly written from my personal experience with the driving exams in South Africa, and as far as I know, the shuffle technique is allowed here.

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      momof4kernersville 5 years ago

      5.iii is INCORRECT for USA drivers!!! The DMV does NOT want you to "shuffle method" your turns! You MUST use the hand over hand technique in order to do well on your road test.

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      Anti-Valentine 5 years ago from My lair

      You're welcome. :)

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      Lean3 5 years ago

      Ok. Thank you very much! Your articles also really helped!

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      Anti-Valentine 5 years ago from My lair

      Sigh. Too little, too late. :)

      Oh well, better luck next time. You can go and apply for a new driver's licence test as long as you still have a valid learner's licence. Depending on where you apply, you should get in anywhere in a few weeks to a few months.

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      Lean3 5 years ago

      That's exactly what I thought! Every move is dependent on the poles. My driving school instructor did not want to pick a fight, so he just drove away (kind of disappointed in him, because I was prepared well and it was so expensive!). But I shall inform the Department about the circumstances. The funny thing is, as my driving school instructor was driving away, I saw the test instructor fixing the poles so they would stand straight ...

      Thank you for your help!

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      Anti-Valentine 5 years ago from My lair

      Unforeseen complications!

      Did you ask anyone about the poles; if they could put up new ones or correct the skew ones? They really should fix it, because the technique taught in driving school at least relies on the poles being visible and more-or-less completely vertical - not skew. You should bring this up with the traffic department or DLTC you took the test at. Even offer to help put up new poles or fix them yourself.

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      Lean3 5 years ago

      Hi! I did my test today, and everything went well. Until I came at the alley docking. When I turned the wheel to get into the space, one of the poles were missing in the mirror. I panicked and tried to steer the car correctly, but bumped into an invisible pole. Turns out that many of the poles were hanging skew, so that it was not visible in any of the mirrors. I immediately failed because I touched a pole. I am unsure whether this was my fault. How can I improve my alley docking without bumping the poles again? P. S. I performed everything in the yard perfectly, but it was the first time that I experienced a skew pole. Please help!

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      Bob 5 years ago

      Thanks very much , its really helped me to pass my test in first time .

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      Gugu 5 years ago

      Thanks for all the tips. Have my test in 8 days and have to say this has helped me a lot. I pray that I pass 1st time around.

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      Anti-Valentine 5 years ago from My lair

      I'm pretty sure you should be able to.

      You didn't pitch up for the day your test was supposed to happen on. People who fail the exam can reapply and try again, so you shouldn't have a problem doing so. You can reapply as long as your learner's licence is still valid. I think you have 24 months (2 yrs) nowadays - it used to be 18 months. Do don't leave it too long!

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      Shane 5 years ago

      In Gauteng, South Africa, will you be allowed to book for a driver's licence test the second time if you fail to come for the first one?

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      Anti-Valentine 5 years ago from My lair

      I'd try and find it, or check to see if you'll need it first. I'd ask one of the instructors at a driving school if you went through one. Take it just in case.

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      olwethu Nkalitshana 5 years ago

      I'm doing my drivers license today at 2 .. And I'm soo nervous most about the yard test than anythin.. I turned 18 yesterday.. What ever happens happens though so yeah.. Bt I can find my appointment letter.. Will I need it?

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      Lindo 5 years ago

      I was super nervous about my first lesson today,which led to me Googling just about everything that has to do with Driving in SA. With 9 more lessons to go and after reading your articles,I'm already feeling a bit more confident

      My test is on 28 May at he Sandton Testing Centre.

      Wish me luck!

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      Anti-Valentine 5 years ago from My lair

      Who has that much money? The driving school?! I barely paid half that for all my lessons. You must have taken a bunch. Then again the price of everything is going up nowadays, not so?

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      Madison 5 years ago

      Thanks for the info! Taking my test in about 3 hours and I'm very nervous. This helped me a lot though. :D

      And don't forget to check over your shoulder!

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      Anti-Valentine 5 years ago from My lair

      South Africa. And the bad news is that it's going to get a lot more complicated in years to come. The process of obtaining a learner's licence through to finally getting a driver's licence and being able to drive alone on the road will take about 4 years.

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      Amber 5 years ago

      A lot of this isn't required in the states, you just locate your lights rather than turning them on, we back up 50 feet slowly on the side of a road without hitting the curb and then drive for about seven minutes around the neighborhood that surrounds whatever DMV you choose to go to. All in all the U.S. license test takes about 10 minutes, not much more. What country are you from?

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      Anti-Valentine 5 years ago from My lair

      Ah, maybe not in the States, but in most provinces here in SA, it is required. :)

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      Raevyn14 5 years ago from Tecumseh, Oklahoma

      My nephew is looking forward to getting his license now that he's 16. Doing all this isn't required in most states.

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      Victoria 5 years ago

      Thanks for the great information!

      I'm doing my driver's test tomorrow and I hope all goes well :)

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      Samantha 5 years ago

      I am testing tommorow at trompsburg. So nervous, thanks for this site! It helps a lot!

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      Rory 5 years ago

      Hi gr8 article!! I have a test booked for tomorrow and bec of complications my learners license expires in a weeks time. Unfortunately if I fail I have to go through the full routine again :( sux so bad! I'm struggling to sleep. I've done 15 lessons and I've been driving for 2 years so far. I'm hoping I pass and I'm enjoying the revision I'm getting from your article thank you. It is now 03:00 am and I do my license at 08:00 and must be up at 06:00 to drive through to humansdorp for my lisence. Wish me luck guys.

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      Bongz 5 years ago

      thanx 4 the article. great tips. i test tommorow. yikes!! i know! i hope i will do well

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      Anti-Valentine 5 years ago from My lair

      I would imagine so. I'd be damn sure that everything works the way it should. That's why it pays to use the car the driving school uses. They check everything for you.

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      ama 5 years ago

      hey i was wondering....do all your windows have to work?? plus, if there's a little crack on your front view window, can you still take your drivers test??

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      Anti-Valentine 5 years ago from My lair

      I would say that the answer to that is likely no, unfortunately. It would be one thing to pass the eye exam when you apply for a learner's licence, never mind a driver's licence. And I don't think it would be legal, let alone safe for other motorists if someone who is partially sighted is behind the wheel. I have a brother who is partially sighted and he is not allowed to drive as far as I know. He doesn't anyway.

      Sorry Hlogi. But there are other options to you. There are always options.

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      Hlogi 5 years ago

      What if i have a sight problem with 1 of my eyes,like if it doesn't see at all will i manage to have a driver's license?

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      Anti-Valentine 5 years ago from My lair

      It's better to take the test and be a little under-confident rather than overconfident.

      The answer if probably "no", but as long as you've had enough practice and taken a number of driving lessons (recommended), you should be fine. Many people fail the test their first time though. Just make allowances for this possibility, and remember that you can try again as many times as you like if you fail.

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      fUZZY 5 years ago

      Hi Anti-Valentine,

      i am still learning how to drive and think im ready for the test...just want to know if you think that an individual will ever be fully confident when taking the test?

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      Lady A 5 years ago

      This is good got my licence first time.

      tx

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      Mila 5 years ago

      Hey there Anti-Valentine

      I am going for my driving test tomorrow and I am super nervous!! I read your article and took as many mental notes as possible. Crossing fingers that I pass. Thanks for all the info :)

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      Thabang 5 years ago

      Hey Anti im about to book for my learners licence and all i do now is reading k53 manual...and i think im ready:)

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      Lulu 5 years ago

      Oh!this article is so helping.i'm struggling with the hill and my test is on january 13.will i ever make it.

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      Will 5 years ago

      Wonderful Article

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      Anti-Valentine 5 years ago from My lair

      That depends on the individual. Nobody knows when you're ready except you. ;)

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      Mpho 5 years ago

      how much time do u need before cn say you are ready, or time doesn't really matter!

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      Anti-Valentine 5 years ago from My lair

      You're welcome.

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      Livvy 5 years ago

      Your a life saver, Thank you! Failed my license awhile back and only have re-booked now but forgot some things but you have just re-freshed my memory!!! Thank you!

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      Anti-Valentine 5 years ago from My lair

      You can try this article I wrote, Nicolette: https://axleaddict.com/safety/How-to-do-a-three-po...