What to Study Before Taking Your Driving Test in North Carolina?
In order to receive your driver’s license in North Carolina, you must pass both a written test and a road evaluation. There are several resources in which you can find materials to study before taking the written test. These resources are the North Carolina Driver’s Handbook, the online driver’s handbook and online practice tests to let you know what materials will be covered on the actual test.
What are the Laws Regarding Drunk and Impaired Driving?
You must know and understand all of the laws in North Carolina regarding driving while drunk and under the influence of alcohol. Drinking and driving endangers yourself and those on the road with you, so the first chapter of the driver’s handbook discusses these laws. Before taking your test, you must know:
What are the Driver Safety Tips Covered in the Handbook?
Being a defensive driver and practicing safe driving at all times, will help you avoid an accident on the road. Though there are many ways to keep yourself safe on the road, learn some of these main safe driving tips before your taking your driver’s written test. Remember to practice them on the road as well.
Your Driving Condition
Sleep related crashes occur daily in North Carolina, be sure you are well rested before operating a motor vehicle. Be alert and aware at all times while on the road. Do not drive while you are drowsy or distracted. Keep your mind on the road and avoid mental distractions and do not use your cell phone while driving under any condition. If you take medications, read the label to assure it will not make you dizzy or drowsy while taking them and if so, do not drive while on this medication.
Protect Your Passengers and Yourself
Everyone in your vehicle, including the driver should be wearing a seatbelt at all times while the vehicle is in motion and children less than 80 pounds must be in proper safety seat. Be sure to wear your belt correctly and keep your seat back as far as reasonably possible from the dash. You must stop for a school bus that puts on its red flashing lights, signaling children are about to exit regardless of which lane you are in.
What basic driving skills should I know for the test?
Understanding signals and signs on the road is important to ensure safety and avoid getting a ticket. These are some of the basic signs and laws you should know before taking your test:
By studying this information, along with the Driver’s Handbook, you will be well prepared to take your written divers’ test. Be sure to remember all that you learned in order to be a safe and defensive driver while on the road.