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Old 08-04-2019, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Do you remember what route you went on? Got my test in two days. Definitely been practicing around the DMV a lot though. Also, how long was your test if you remember?
My son's driving instructor told us they have roughly 8 routes, which they change up from time to time. The route you get is by random draw. All routes include: 3 left turns, 3 right turns, a stop sign, a traffic light, transit a school zone, and parallel parking in the DMV lot between the barrels. You can practice the parallel parking portion after 5 PM Mon thru Sat or all day Sun.

My son's test was completed within 15-20 min tops, which included the time he walked out the door with the examiner until he walked back in the DMV. Good luck!
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Old 08-04-2019, 07:22 PM
 
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My son's driving instructor told us they have roughly 8 routes, which they change up from time to time. The route you get is by random draw. All routes include: 3 left turns, 3 right turns, a stop sign, a traffic light, transit a school zone, and parallel parking in the DMV lot between the barrels. You can practice the parallel parking portion after 5 PM Mon thru Sat or all day Sun.

My son's test was completed within 15-20 min tops, which included the time he walked out the door with the examiner until he walked back in the DMV. Good luck!
Thanks! I've been practicing a lot and I'm quite confident in my driving, though I've heard horror stories of people being failed for BS reasons.
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Old 08-04-2019, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Lone Mountain Las Vegas NV
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Thanks! I've been practicing a lot and I'm quite confident in my driving, though I've heard horror stories of people being failed for BS reasons.
45 years ago we used to have what we called the English drivers test. You got on an airplane and flew all night from Los Angeles to London. You get as much sleep as possible but not nearly enough and arrive at mid morning in London Heathrow. Off the plane and on to the rent a car. You always request an automatic mid sized. But you virtually always get a stick.

Then off to the test. Around the ring road to the M1. 12 miles or so of the ultimate London traffic driving a stick on the wrong side of the road.

If you got to the M1 you passed.
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Old 08-05-2019, 09:58 AM
 
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Do you remember what route you went on? Got my test in two days. Definitely been practicing around the DMV a lot though. Also, how long was your test if you remember?
There's multiple routes. My best advice is: be prepared to drive on any of them. The route I had was just straight roads. No curvy roads. No round-a-bouts. As long as you can turn left and right smoothly and stop before the stop sign and pedestrian white line smoothly, you were good. Oh, changing lanes smoothly is also a must. I literally have no idea what roads I drove on. lol I was focusing on driving as best as I could. One of the roads I drove on was really bumpy and rough and the examiner was commending me because a lot of student drivers freak out and break a lot on the bumpy roads. I slowed down a little but maintained my speed. The roads around my neighborhood are bumpy so I'm used to it.

In my mind, I thought the examiner went easy on me. Nice lady. Told me what speed I was supposed to drive at every road she told me to drive on. There was no school zones (I did the test on Saturday). But we did go on the main roads around the area and in the residential area.

You could have an easy route and a strict examiner or a hard route but easy examiner (and they will deduct points because you did bad on the route) so.......be prepared for anything.

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Old 08-05-2019, 04:52 PM
 
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There's multiple routes. My best advice is: be prepared to drive on any of them. The route I had was just straight roads. No curvy roads. No round-a-bouts. As long as you can turn left and right smoothly and stop before the stop sign and pedestrian white line smoothly, you were good. Oh, changing lanes smoothly is also a must. I literally have no idea what roads I drove on. lol I was focusing on driving as best as I could. One of the roads I drove on was really bumpy and rough and the examiner was commending me because a lot of student drivers freak out and break a lot on the bumpy roads. I slowed down a little but maintained my speed. The roads around my neighborhood are bumpy so I'm used to it.

In my mind, I thought the examiner went easy on me. Nice lady. Told me what speed I was supposed to drive at every road she told me to drive on. There was no school zones (I did the test on Saturday). But we did go on the main roads around the area and in the residential area.

You could have an easy route and a strict examiner or a hard route but easy examiner (and they will deduct points because you did bad on the route) so.......be prepared for anything.
Thanks for the response. Since it's August and there's no school then school zones don't apply anyways, right? Though I see that a lot of the signs near schools say "when children are present" so you might have to slow down anyways.
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Old 08-05-2019, 05:09 PM
 
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Thanks for the response. Since it's August and there's no school then school zones don't apply anyways, right? Though I see that a lot of the signs near schools say "when children are present" so you might have to slow down anyways.
Depends. Some schools may start in August. On weekdays, the school zone light blinks in some areas in the afternoon.

So basically on weekdays, you might have school zones. The examiner I had told me what speed to drive at. I didn't really have to look for signs. I saw one sign that said pedestrian crossing and I started slowing down. The examiner noticed me and the sign as well and told me not to worry about it and to keep going.

If you drive confidently and you show that you are scanning the road, I think the examiner will take it easy on you and help you pass the test.
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Old 08-05-2019, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Thanks for the response. Since it's August and there's no school then school zones don't apply anyways, right? Though I see that a lot of the signs near schools say "when children are present" so you might have to slow down anyways.
School may not be in session, but there still could be extracurricular school-related activities happening just about any time of day or day of the week. A Fri night basketball game, summer marching band practice or a Sat evening play are a few examples that come to mind. Personally, I'd observe the "when children are present" speed limit anytime you see a kid "outside the fence" of a school while in the school zone.
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Old 08-06-2019, 01:22 PM
 
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School may not be in session, but there still could be extracurricular school-related activities happening just about any time of day or day of the week. A Fri night basketball game, summer marching band practice or a Sat evening play are a few examples that come to mind. Personally, I'd observe the "when children are present" speed limit anytime you see a kid "outside the fence" of a school while in the school zone.
Took my test today and passed! My biggest mistake was with the speed limit at a school zone. I was passing by a school and there were a lot of cars/people in campus so I slowed down from a 35 to a 25. Turns out because the school zone light wasn't blinking I still had to proceed at a 35 and I ended up losing ~5 points for that. Other than that, super easy test.
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Old 08-06-2019, 01:26 PM
 
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Took my test today and passed! My biggest mistake was with the speed limit at a school zone. I was passing by a school and there were a lot of cars/people in campus so I slowed down from a 35 to a 25. Turns out because the school zone light wasn't blinking I still had to proceed at a 35 and I ended up losing ~5 points for that. Other than that, super easy test.
Yea, when no light is blinking, I slow down a little bit because I give way to the cars and people on the road....maybe from 35 mph to 30. But I don't go all the way down to 25 unless the car in front of me slows down too. Don't want to rear-end the car. Have to also consider the cars behind you. If you slow down, you will cause traffic behind you.

Congrats on passing! Great feeling, huh? Welcome to the world of independent driving
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Old 08-06-2019, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Lone Mountain Las Vegas NV
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Took my test today and passed! My biggest mistake was with the speed limit at a school zone. I was passing by a school and there were a lot of cars/people in campus so I slowed down from a 35 to a 25. Turns out because the school zone light wasn't blinking I still had to proceed at a 35 and I ended up losing ~5 points for that. Other than that, super easy test.
Strongly disagree with the inspector. Anytime there are groups near the street I am going to slow down until I am sure there is nothing going to happen.
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