All new drivers are required to successfully pass a driving test before they can get a driver’s license. While it’s an exciting moment in a teenager’s life, it can also be extremely nerve-wracking.
With the proper preparation, however, you can ensure that your test goes smoothly. In this guide, we will go through everything you need to know to confidently pass your Nebraska road test on the first try.
In Nebraska, young drivers must complete a graduated driver’s license program before they can get their full unrestricted license. You’ll have to take a road test when you’re getting a school permit or when you’re getting a provisional operator’s permit.
For drivers between the ages of 14 and 16 who are getting the school permit, you must have:
For drivers age 16 or over who are getting a provisional operator’s permit, you must have:
Note that you will not have to take the written test or road test with the DMV if you’ve successfully completed driver’s education. Instead, these tests will be administered by your driver’s ed instructor. If, however, you’ve opted to simply complete the 50 supervised driving hours, you will have to take the tests at a driver licensing office.
If you’re taking the road test with the DMV, schedule an appointment here when you’re ready.
You’ll need to present a number of documents before you’ll be allowed to take the driving test. Remember to bring:
If you’re unsure about which documents will be accepted, more information is available about identification documents.
If you’re taking the driving test with the Nebraska DMV, you’ll need to provide a vehicle. If you’re taking the test with a driving school, you may or may not have to provide a vehicle. Check with the school to make sure.
If you do need to provide a vehicle, you’ll want to make sure that it is in safe working condition.
Your vehicle must:
You’ll be tested on your overall driving ability as well as a few driving maneuvers. To pass your road skills test, you’ll need to demonstrate to your examiner that you are able to safely and properly control a vehicle.
While you may be asked to complete a specific driving maneuver, such as backing or parking, it’s important that you simply know how to drive well. Make sure that, anytime you’re behind the wheel, you’re forming good driving habits.
Here’s a checklist of things you should know how to do when preparing for your road test:
Unlike many other states, parallel parking is not tested on the road test in Nebraska. However, it is a good idea to learn how to parallel park as it can be a useful skill.
You may fail your test for making multiple small mistakes. Additionally, an automatic failure may be caused by a single major mistake such as:
That’s everything you need to know about passing the road test in Nebraska. We hope this guide has helped you out, and that you now feel comfortable with the steps moving forward. If you need any help studying for your upcoming exams, then Zutobi is the perfect study guide with online practice tests, a summarized handbook, and practical driving tips that will help you immensely during the actual road exam.
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