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Old 01-24-2019, 11:45 AM
 
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Hi guys,

Sorry I posted this in the Nevada forum before realizing there is a Las Vegas Sub-Forum. Was wandering if I could seek some advice? I have my drive test booked for W Flamingo in March. I am British. I do hold a UK licence and fully competent driving there, which I've had for 10 years now. Although, we drive on opposite sides of the road etc (still makes me chuckle). Road markings, traffic lights are all slightly different.

Anyhow...does anyone have any tips for the W Flamingo DMV drive test? I've drove around the DMV area and just trying to figure out possible routes they may take you? I don't expect to pass first time but I'm always pessimistic haha. Also, is it true the driving test may only last 20 or so minutes? Seems the UK's driving test is a lot longer than this.

Thanks for your time!
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Old 01-24-2019, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Anyhow...does anyone have any tips for the W Flamingo DMV drive test? I've drove around the DMV area and just trying to figure out possible routes they may take you? I don't expect to pass first time but I'm always pessimistic haha. Also, is it true the driving test may only last 20 or so minutes? Seems the UK's driving test is a lot longer than this.
My son recently took his drivers license test. Yes, the test is short and will be completed in roughly 20 minutes. A safety inspection will be completed on your vehicle before the test begins (lights, no cracked windshield, etc). Stay within 5 mph but not over the speed limit. No rolling stops and silence your phone. Don't use your horn under any circumstances -----> automatic failure according to the driving school we used. As a minimum, you can expect a few lane changes with left/right turns from stop signs and traffic lights, transit both a residential neighborhood and school zone, and parallel parking in the DMV lot.
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Old 01-24-2019, 10:39 PM
 
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Drive around DMV and get familiar with that location, they will not take you far away.
Also, make sure to do full stop on stop signs (best is count to 6 when you stop).
Watch your mirrors, and check the blind spots when you are changing the lines (you should already be doing it anyway since it is a safety thing).
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Old 01-24-2019, 11:33 PM
 
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Thanks for the advice-appreciate it!
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Old 01-25-2019, 11:52 AM
 
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They still make people parallel park on driving tests? SMH. I doubt if I even could any more.
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Old Yesterday, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Bicoastal - Tampa Bay & Vegas
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Jeez, OP.

Why not develop your driving skills so you have the knowledge, skills and confidence to pass ANY driving test??

-von
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Old Today, 10:19 AM
 
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@ Von...

I am a very competent driver. I've had a full licence from the UK for 10 years. The driving test in the UK is longer than 20 minutes (which has a lot more skills you have to demonstrate), plus the written test is far more difficult in the UK. So I do have the knowledge, skills and understanding thank-you.

I'm just getting a little bored of driving around W Flamingo-thought I'd ask if anyone had tips of people directions/possible routes I could drive around to get a little more focus. More asking peoples experiences of maybe those who took their test there.

Thanks
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Old Today, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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They still make people parallel park on driving tests? SMH. I doubt if I even could any more.
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I'm just getting a little bored of driving around W Flamingo-thought I'd ask if anyone had tips of people directions/possible routes I could drive around to get a little more focus. More asking peoples experiences of maybe those who took their test there.

FWIW, the parallel parking part of the test is dumbed-down. The space between the barrels is rather large and represents nothing like you would typically see in real life. That said, if you're uncomfortable with it, you can practice in the DMV lot after 5 PM Mon thru Sat and all day on Sun.
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Old Today, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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You'll do fine. I got used to (and passed / got an International Drivers License) driving on the left-hand side in Japan. Even drove a manual column shift pick-up van type deal around town. Heck my wife drove too! Visualize where you want to end up during a turn though lol.

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Old Today, 11:33 AM
 
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Great advice-thanks guys
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