Tips for passing a Road Test in NYC other than Davening and knowing how to drive

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  • #595431
    Ofcourse
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    This person feels like a deer looking at headlights when the examiner (test person) approaches the car, and its dowhill from there.

    What do you advise?

    Please offer tips and what’s most important.

    #747012
    popa_bar_abba
    Participant

    I’m assuming snarky comments on YWN won’t help?

    #747013
    aries2756
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    Take two deep breaths and tell yourself, I know I can do this “I can’t is NOT in my vocabulary”.

    #747014
    kapusta
    Participant

    Even if something goes wrong, don’t give up.

    Try to schedule the test for earlier in the day. Most people don’t feel like doing their good deed for the day after a day of a bunch of people trying to prove they can drive when they cant.

    I’m pretty sure theres another thread about this, maybe even two…

    Hatzlacha Rabbah!!

    *kapusta*

    #747015
    morning19
    Participant

    go with an instructor. when they see you took lessons they are more inclined to pass you. I always thought this was made up by the instructors until I took the test. everyone there in front of me failed with a parent, but whoever came with an instructor passed

    #747016
    A23
    Participant

    The word on the street is that taking it in Staten Island is easier than at other locations.

    #747017
    bombmaniac
    Participant

    I work at a driving school…and io can tell you that going with an instructor means nothing. you passed and they failed because they couldnt drive and you can.

    staten island, particularly mariners harbour “SI2” on the locations list, is the easiest place if you want local. dont take road tests in brookly, they are retarded. starett city has a lane change and a bunch of traffic.

    havemeyer avenue in the bronx is probably the easiest place to go, but its an hour and a half drive so most driving schools dont go there.

    your opinion on your driving skill is irrelevant, make sure to check with your instructor before scheduling a road test. it pays to wait a few weeks to make sure youre ready.

    knowing how to drive in boro park will not help you on the road test, you have to know how to drive for a road test. be very careful with your checking before turns, parks, and K turns. the examiner has to KNOW you looked. saying you looked isnt enough…even if you DID look. you have to be obvious about it.

    make sure your seatbelt is buckled before turning on teh engine. seatbelt, seat, and mirrors before turning the key. on the turns make sure you arent too wide, and dont hit the yellow line, that alone can take off 10 points.

    if you botch the park, start again. that will probably cost you anywhere from 5-10 points but its worth it. feel free to correct your park as much as you want, becauyse once you shift into park youre stuck, and if youre too far, or touching the curb you can fail.

    be careful with buses. if theres a bus coming at you make sure to give it enough space, i know people who failed because of that. dont drive too slow. dont be OVERLY cautious when doing turns especially left turns from a 2 way street (if thats nogea)

    and yeah…after 7 minutes its all over…hatzlacha 😀

    #747018
    AinOhdMilvado
    Participant

    Come dressed in a mature way.

    Hopefully frum boys do not dress this way anyway, but teenage boys who come to the test in washed out ragged jeans and a t-shirt and look like a “dumb teenager” are likely to be watched more closely and “graded” more harshly than if they were wearing a nice pair of slacks and a button down shirt.

    The maturity with which you dress may be taken as a reflection of the maturity with which you will drive.

    #747019
    BaalHabooze
    Participant

    “Even if something goes wrong, don’t give up.”

    This is soooo true. I messed up by shifting into Drive instead of Reverse in the very first minute of my test. The rest of my drive was flawless but I thought I for sure failed bec of that first error. Nevertheless I passed.

    Also, wear comfortable shoes, neat clean clothes, and be polite.

    #747020
    blinky
    Participant

    try here- it helped me greatly!http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/topic/tips-on-driving. If you want ill bump it for you.

    Good Luck!

    #747021
    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    Don’t make any snarky comments on YWN. I heard from a reliable source that it doesn’t help.

    #747022
    kapusta
    Participant

    staten island, particularly mariners harbour “SI2” on the locations list, is the easiest place if you want local. dont take road tests in brookly, they are retarded. starett city has a lane change and a bunch of traffic.

    havemeyer avenue in the bronx is probably the easiest place to go, but its an hour and a half drive so most driving schools dont go there.

    I’m pretty sure MH has at least one place to switch lanes and Havemeyer definitely does.

    *kapusta*

    #747023
    Ofcourse
    Member

    Hows Laurelton in Queens?

    Someone told me that Long Island is better than all the boroughs in NYC. The inspectors are much nicer, more relaxed.

    Thanks for the tips!

    #747024
    bombmaniac
    Participant

    in my experience, student drivers are not required to change lanes in SI2 or havemeyer.

    laurelton is so so, and long island is not easier, but the instructors may not be as mean…the sites are not as crowded as the ones in the 5 boroughs.

    #747025
    guy-ocho
    Member

    If the guy tells you that you failed, throw the car into neutral and revv the engine. And call out to the instructor “hold on tight”. Trust me, he’ll pass you because he’ll be scared to test you again if you fail.

    #747026
    Ofcourse
    Member

    bombmaniac (your tips were especially clear, detailed and helpful!!!) and all:

    THANKS for the tips and confidence building! Person passed in Laurelton, Queens, B”H.

    #747027
    Pashuteh Yid
    Member

    Story I heard from a friend: His father had been driving for his family lumber business since he was 13 or 14 without a license. When it came time for him to get a license, the form asked how many practice hours he had. He put down 100,000. On the test, he was so relaxed, he drove with one hand on the wheel, as many experienced drivers do. The inspector didn’t like it, and failed him.

    The second time he shows up in a pickup truck filled with logs in the back. The inspector asked him what this is all about. He said, after my test I need to deliver these to the lumberyard.

    #747028
    Pashuteh Yid
    Member

    More tips for road test.

    1) No rolling stops. Stop all the way.

    2) Signal all lane changes and turns.

    3) Do not drive too slow. (Probably 20-25 is good for test, unless on busy street.)

    4) Stop before stop sign and inch up until you can see traffic. Do not stop too early, and inch up for half a block.

    #747029

    BS”D

    Ah, how much easier it is here in Ukraine. $500 and a photo, eppes a copy of your passport, no road test, no written (none of my friends who went this route can read or write a word of Ukrainian as we’re in the Russian speaking part of the country but the official language is Chmelnitskish).

    #747030
    Ofcourse
    Member

    Heres 2 tips for Laurelton (in general, a nice quiet residential area):

    As soon as you start the test, theres a bicycle lane to the left. If you stay on the bicycle lane for 2 minutes too long, the test is over. It happened to someone.

    If examiner asks you to make a left as you pull out, there’s a little separation of sidewalk (a few feet wider than a car’s width) a few feet after where the cars are lined up, he means to make a left there (which you almost dont notice), and not at the stop sign, a little further down.

    #747031
    shlishi
    Member

    how is taking the test in monticello (in the catskills)?

    #747032
    popa_bar_abba
    Participant

    Tips for passing a Road Test in NYC other than Davening and knowing how to drive

    Without having read the thread- My opinion is that if this person does not know how to drive, I hope they fail.

    #747033
    s2021
    Member

    It may be worth it to get a NJ licence. the test is a joke and the whole process is very simple, no long lines…

    #747034
    Ofcourse
    Member

    pba, if this person does not know how to drive, I hope they fail.

    “this person” just gets v e r y nervous while taking tests. Despite that, they passed (miraculously) B”H.

    #747035
    popa_bar_abba
    Participant

    Oh. That is good then. I am happy this person passed. May this person drive accident free for 103 years.

    #747036
    shlishi
    Member

    “It may be worth it to get a NJ licence.”

    you must be a NJ resident to get a NJ license. you cant pick which state you get a license in (unless you have residences in multiple states.)

    i think the catskills is one of the best places to take the NY road test.

    #747037
    Ofcourse
    Member

    pba, AMEN, and Hamevarech Yevorach! May all CR members drive accident free, gezunterheit, til 120!

    #747038
    metrodriver
    Member

    Pashuteh Yid; The story that you told (heard) about the lumber yard delivery driver hit close to home. My (younger) brother drove all over the place, to Lakewood, the mountains and everywhere else in between for Six Months on his Learner’s Permit. Yet when he took the road test he failed Three times. Puzzled. He asked me for advice. I told him, the inspectors don’t like it when you drive like an experienced driver. (And don’t observe the basic, beginner’s rules.) Drive like a beginner (And observe all the rules.) and drive in a humble way. He passed.

    #747039
    ronrsr
    Member

    you guys are scaring me.

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