What You Can Expect During Your Illinois Driving Exam

If you are a new driver then you need to take a proper driving examination in a vehicle with the required weight classification for which you are applying. All drivers have to take a written examination after every 8 years, except those with no traffic convictions.  

If you are a new driver of age 75 and above or turning 75 and renewing your driving license also must take a necessary driving examination in a representative vehicle. 

To clear the driver’s license examination, you have to find tests specific to your own state e.g. Illinois. Basically, a practice test can offer you an idea regarding the real examination. These clues will be very valuable on the test day. You will be more confident and fully ready to take your real driver’s license exam.

Purpose of the driver license program

Most teenage drivers are more likely to be involved in a crash per mile traveled, as compared to drivers in any other age group. Graduated driver licensing laws will reduce this risk by ensuring teens will slowly build up their driving experience under low-risk conditions.

For taking a driving exam, the vehicle must:

  1. Be a licensed vehicle and equipped for the license classification that you are seeking.
  2. Comply with vehicle condition standards of the state.
  3. Be properly insured.
  4. Display valid Illinois license plates on both sides with a valid registration sticker.
  5. Must be driven by a driver having a valid driver’s permit/license

All through the Illinois driving test, both driver and the examiner should wear safety belts. If you forget to do so, you will fail the driving test. Also, avoid violating any traffic law while taking the test.

During the driving test, you will be suitably graded based on your ability to do the following driving maneuvers and tasks:

  1. Start your vehicle after properly checking all the vehicle controls, which also includes mirrors as well as your parking brake.
  1. You need to make all the necessary adjustments to your seats, mirrors, safety belts, and any other equipment available in the vehicle before you start moving it. 
  1. You must back the vehicle nearly 50 feet at a reasonably slow speed, smoothly and straight.
  1. You must turn your head towards the right and also watch at the rear as you are moving back.
  1. Then you need to turn-about by using an alley on your left side of the street. Also, turn the left signal light on before you are turning into the alley. Now you can back your car out of the alley. Also, you must stay on your side while you are on the street.
  1. Make sure that you always park uphill on your side of the road.
  1. You must start uphill from the parked position.
  1. Park downhill on your side of the road.
  1. Then start downhill from the parked position.
  2. You must now control your vehicle and follow all the traffic signs, right-of-ways, controls devices, lane markings, and also with proper use of your turn signals whenever you are making any turn.

Author: Brandon Park