Are Driving Test Examiners Strict?

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Anxiety about how you'll perform during your driving test might be a bigger challenge than driving itself. With all the specific steps you have to memorize, you might be wondering how strict your driving test examiner will be. The short answer is: they'll be quite strict but fair.


Driving test examiners work from a standardized checklist that guarantees each driver is comfortable, and safe, operating his or her vehicle on public roads. You may have to take the test again if you are unable to perform some of the major items on the checklist.


If you're not feeling sure about all the steps needed to pass, you may want to consider delaying your test until you feel more confident. On the other hand, if you're 100% ready to go, try signing up for an online driving test cancellation service to notify you when an earlier date for your driving test becomes available.

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