Does Anyone Know The Route For The Road Test In The Boston Area?
Q: i have a learner's permit and hope to take the road exam in a couple
my question is:
does anyone know the route for the road test in the boston area? i am
thinking of going to the DMV at watertown.
and would like to hear from people who recently received their
licenses in this same area and their experiences.
A:Here's some tips for you: * Driving up on the curb is grounds for immediate failure. * Look in all of your mirrors a lot; testers like to see this. * When changing lanes, look over your shoulder to make sure it's clear first--don't rely on just your mirrors. * Stay calm and don't get flustered. If you think you might get rattled on the test you need more practice. * Stop behind the stop sign. If you need to see around an obstruction on the corner before proceeding, come to a complete stop first. * They'll take you past some speed traps, so keep a sharp eye out for speedlimit signs and don't exceed them by even 1 mph. * Keep both hands on the wheel at the 1000 and 200 position. * When the tester says, "Turn here," that's when you turn on your signal and check your mirrors. * Use the mirror controls to help you watch the curb when the have you parallel park. This is where most folks mess up. * Don't worry about your score--you don't need to score high you just need to pass. Finally, and while it's not exactly legal it's definitely a little less than ethical, ask a friend to stake out the DMV one day and follow someone who's taking the test so that he or she can map out the route for you. It can mean a couple hours wait, so let them know that and be willing to compensate them well for their time.