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Old 02-01-2009, 12:12 PM
 
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Hello all. I am 16 soon to be 17 and am dying to get my driver's license. I took my first road test back in October and failed because I was nervous and made quite a few careless mistakes. However, I noticed that the place where I took the test, Emerson and Glide Streets, had quite narrow streets and I would frequently hit the curb. I know you are allowed to take the test anywhere in the state and was wondering if anyone knew of an easier test area, perhaps with wider streets, around Monroe County. I really am a good driver, it's just that I get so nervous when I take the test. Thank you for your help.
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Old 02-08-2009, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Bethlehem, Pa
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I took mine in East Rochester, like 5 years ago. I thought it was pretty easy, especially considering I lived in Wayne County which of course has no traffic. Also, if you'd like to practice (which technically, I'm not sure you're *allowed* to do), you can take a drive around the DMV. And for that matter, you could take it in Wayne County, since it's it quiet there.
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Old 02-08-2009, 01:30 PM
 
Location: (WNY)
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LOL.... I took mine in ER.....A LONG time ago.... and thought it was pretty easy....I remember being shocked I didn't even have to parallel park in front of a curb.... Not saying you won't but....I was thrilled I didn't have to....
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Old 09-14-2011, 06:27 PM
 
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I took my road test in East Rochester today. Trust me, you do NOT want to go there for a road test. The instructors are rude and they will dock you for the most meaningless things. I got docked for stopping a foot SHORT of a stop sign. This put me over the 30-point mark. Seriously, go anywhere else for a road test.
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Old 09-14-2011, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Rochester, New York
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I took my road test in East Rochester today. Trust me, you do NOT want to go there for a road test. The instructors are rude and they will dock you for the most meaningless things. I got docked for stopping a foot SHORT of a stop sign. This put me over the 30-point mark. Seriously, go anywhere else for a road test.
You have to keep in mind that each instructor works all of the testing locations so there is no point in changing test sites just to avoid a particular instructor.


I originally took my road test in East Rochester back in the summer of 2010. In my opinion the Emerson and Glide is the easiest and most straightforward place to take the road test. I personally donít like the ER site b/c it is near a school zone and many trucks also seem to use the area as a shortcut. I also though that ERís more irregular streets made it a bit more confusing. But itís really all personal preference Iím used to city driving so the narrow streets were really no problem for me at all. If you want more practice with city driving I would recommend driving in the neighborhoods around the RPD western district (Jay st) or Marketview heightsÖboth are very similar to E&G and are good spots for road test drills. Good luck with your test cheers!
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Old 10-09-2011, 07:02 PM
 
Location: NYC
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It's kind of a drive, but Dansville has a really easy road test. I had to take my test three times before I passed. I took it in Geneseo the first time and I really didn't do that bad but I got around 90 points. The seconds time I was in Dansville and I did really bad (I ran a stop sign) but I only got 30 points, and only for the stop sign. 3rd time, Dansville, 0 points. So easy. The instructor was nice. You can take it anywhere in the state.
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Old 10-10-2011, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Take it in Brockport, after rush hour in the morning.
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Old 10-10-2011, 08:39 PM
 
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Take lessons first! Then it won't be difficult to pass, no matter where you take it.

I took mine long ago at Emerson and Glide, but there was construction work going on in the street, and I was a nervous wreck. I passed. Everybody should take lessons.
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Old 11-24-2011, 01:12 PM
 
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Gah! I remember taking my driving test...uggh. Good luck, everyone. If all else fails, you could just do this:


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Or not... :P
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