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Old 03-25-2013, 03:10 PM
 
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My wife is planning to give her road test at either Lewisville/Grapevine DMV office. She has a prior driving experience in India for about 4 years. So I am thinking to give her a lesson by myself before signing up for an appointment. Which things should I teach her for driving exam?

1. 3-point (aka K turn) U-turn.
2. Parallel Parking
3. Should be able to drive on streets with all signs/signals followed appropriately.
4. Make sure to observe mirrors/blind-spots for any turn.
5. Should be able to drive in reverse at slow speed with a full control of a vehicle.

Am I missing anything from this list? Is Parallel parking and 3-point U-turn asked to students by all DMV offices in DFW area? I gave my driving exam almost a decade ago in Florida and was asked for 3-point U-turn but not for Parallel Parking.

Does Lewisville/Grapevine DMV office conduct their driving test on regular street roads as well as on freeways?

Any other advices will be very useful! Thanks in advance!
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Old 03-25-2013, 03:37 PM
 
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Get a copy of the Driver Handbook at the DMV office. You will find answers to all your questions, and more. It is the source for the written test, I assume she hadn't had it yet.

We took the test at Lewisville's and it was on regular street roads. And yes, she will have to parallel park as soon as the test starts.

Good luck!
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Old 03-25-2013, 03:40 PM
 
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Get a copy of the Driver Handbook at the DMV office. You will find answers to all your questions, and more. It is the source for the written test, I assume she hadn't had it yet.

We took the test at Lewisville's and it was on regular street roads. And yes, she will have to parallel park as soon as the test starts.

Good luck!
Thanks! She already has got learner's permit, now need to go for road test. In Lewisville, did you had to parallel park on a real street or in their DMV parking lot (dedicated area for parallel parking)? Which other things did they ask you to do in road test? Lewisville is close to our home, so we may probably give it a first priority.
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:28 AM
 
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Thanks! She already has got learner's permit, now need to go for road test. In Lewisville, did you had to parallel park on a real street or in their DMV parking lot (dedicated area for parallel parking)? Which other things did they ask you to do in road test? Lewisville is close to our home, so we may probably give it a first priority.
We had to parallel park in their parking lot, between those two plastic poles. Piece of cake, really.

Have to be mindful of speed, turn signals when switching lanes, full stop in turns. Main thing is not to be nervous and think of it as a casual drive. The officers running the driving test were nice ladies in our case, although there are definitely some sour personalities in the Lewisville staff.
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:32 AM
 
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We had to parallel park in their parking lot, between those two plastic poles. Piece of cake, really.

Have to be mindful of speed, turn signals when switching lanes, full stop in turns. Main thing is not to be nervous and think of it as a casual drive. The officers running the driving test were nice ladies in our case, although there are definitely some sour personalities in the Lewisville staff.
that sounds very easy road test. Thanks for sharing your experience!

Are there any other folks who had recent road test experience?
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