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How to Pass Your Oklahoma Road Test: The Ultimate Guide

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by Zutobi · Updated May 06, 2021

Are you ready to pass your Oklahoma road test? Chances are, if you’re asking that question, you’ve already jumped through all the prerequisites to getting your driver’s license. 

The road test is a source of anxiety for many prospective drivers, and rightfully so. It’s a hard test, with a high failure rate, so you need to prepare properly if you want to be sure to pass. Let’s dive right in and explain what you need to do, and how to best prepare for your upcoming test. 

Oklahoma Road Test Requirements 

Before you make your road test appointment, you’ll want to make sure that you are eligible. The requirements vary depending on your age, so make sure to read through the checklists below. 

If you are under the age of 18, you will need to:

  • Show proof that you are currently attending high school, vocational school or home school; have already graduated, passed or are in the process of obtaining a GED; or hold a valid exemption.
  • Bring proof that you’ve passed an eighth grade criterion-referenced reading test given by the state’s Department of Education.
  • Exhibit proof that shows you’ve completed an approved driver’s education course or completed the Parent-Taught Driver’s Education program.
  • Complete the steps required in the Oklahoma Graduated Driver’s License Program, which requires holding both a learner’s permit and an intermediate license for an established period of time with restricted driving privileges.
  • Pass the vision screening and written knowledge test.

If you are 18 years old or older, you will need to pass a knowledge test and vision screening and bring the proper documentation. Although you are not required to hold a learner’s permit, if you need one, you must have held it for 30 days before taking the driving test.

Vehicle Requirements

Before you begin your driving test, your examiner will conduct a visual inspection of your car. You’ll want to make sure it is in good working condition. Here are a few items you may want to inspect beforehand:

  • Do you have at least half a tank of gas?
  • Are all your lights working properly? Check your headlights, turn signals and brake lights.
  • Do your doors open and close properly?
  • Are your seatbelts functioning properly?
  • Do you have any cracks in your windshield?
  • Do you have any warning lights on your dash that are on?

Scheduling the Oklahoma Driving Test 

Once you’re ready, you can make an appointment for your road test at an authorized third-party testing center or at the Oklahoma Department of Motor Vehicles.

On the Day of Your Oklahoma Road Test

Head out early to ensure that you’re not late for your road test. You may be asked to reschedule if you arrive past your scheduled appointment time.

Be sure you’re prepared by bringing the necessary documents and ensuring your car is in good working order. The Oklahoma DMV reserves the right to refuse to conduct a driving test if surfaces are slick or dangerous due to inclement weather conditions.

What Should You Bring to the DMV?

You need to make sure that you’re bringing the proper documentation to the DMV. If you do not have the following documents, you will need to reschedule your Oklahoma road test. Read through the list carefully to make sure that you have everything you need: 

  • A primary ID such as a state-certified birth certificate or other allowed documents
  • Social security number
  • Insurance security verification form with VIN number of the car you’ll be using
  • Current proof of insurance for your vehicle
  • Valid registration card for your vehicle

What Maneuvers are Tested on the Driving Test in Oklahoma?

You need to show the examiner that you are a safe and responsible driver who deserves to have a driver’s license. During the driving test, you will be asked to perform the following maneuvers:

  • Properly control your vehicle including starting, turning and stopping.
  • Correctly complete both a right and left turn. Be sure to signal a few seconds before your turn, and ensure you’re in the correct turning lane.
  • Safely back your vehicle slowly while looking behind you.
  • Park properly on an incline, ensuring that your wheels are turned properly.
  • Successfully parallel park without hitting the curb yet still being within a foot or so.
  • Use correct signals and drive in the proper lane during the exam.
  • Understand and obey traffic signs, markings, and signals including the speed limit.
  • Follow the correct right-of-way rules.
  • Safely respond to other vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians. 

Failing the Road Test

There are several factors that can cause you to fail your road test. Here are the things to watch out for:

  • Making too many minor errors
  • Engaging in dangerous driving
  • Violating any traffic laws
  • Causing a traffic collision
  • Refusing to perform a maneuver

Once you complete the test, your examiner will explain any driving errors you made and inform you on whether you passed or failed your test. If you failed the test, the examiner will tell you when you can reschedule and try again.

That’s It!

That’s everything you need to know about passing the Oklahoma road test. We hope this guide has helped you out, and that you now feel comfortable with the steps moving forward.

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