Driving Skills

Things to Remember
while you practice your driving skills & knowledge // 

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When backing, look back until your car comes to a complete stop. Back slowly, no faster than a walking pace. 

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Remember your stopping points and your stopping distance from the car in front of you.​

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Make sure you can see the rear tires of the car in front of you when stopping. Remember to stop before the sidewalk when leaving a parking lot or driveway.

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Make sure you have constant head movement, no tunnel vision. Glance left and right at every intersection just before crossing. Remember to check and recheck your mirrors. 

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When parking up-hill with a curb, wheels are turned to the left. When parking down-hill with a curb, wheels are turned to the right.

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Remember to set the parking brake whenever you park your car. 

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When changing lanes, making turns, or pulling out of parking spots, remember the following steps: Turn on your blinker, check your rear view mirror, check your side view mirror, check your blind spot, and then change your lane position or pull out. 

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Practice your Y turn and parallel parking as shown to you during your behind the wheel lessons. Remember, if you're backing look back until your car comes to a complete stop. 

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Watch your speed and following distance. You should be within 3 miles per hour of the posted speed limit and keep at least a 2 second following gap at 25 mph.

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If you have any questions, related to your driving skills or road test, please contact your local just drive school. 

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Don't wait too long to schedule your driving test. The DMV can run four to six weeks behind, think about scheduling your road test six weeks in advance. ​

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Thank you for choosing to just drive. Remember, you can only master these driving skills with practice.