THE TDA STEPS FOR OBTAINING YOUR LICENSE
read below some useful tips for the test.
you look OVER YOUR LEFT SHOULDER BEFORE YOU LOOK OVER YOUR RIGHT SHOULDER TO
BACK UP OR PARALLEL PARK..I'll say that again..Make sure you look over your
LEFT shoulder to check your blind spot BEFORE you look over your right shoulder
to begin backing up.
When backing up
in straight line, check over your left shoulder, then prop yourself up and look
over right shoulder out back window while you back up. This is the only
time you can use just one hand on the wheel. Operating slowly and
smoothly will avoid you ending up in the middle of the road or going on
someone’s lawn. If you veer to one side, SLOWLY correct it and bring it
back in line.
your turn signals and CHECK YOUR BLIND SPOTS...You will fail if you don't check
your blind spots.
seat belt on...(that's a no-brainer but teens forget sometimes when nervous)
hand signals..AUTOMATIC failure if you don't know the hand signals. IF YOU DON'T
KNOW YOUR HAND SIGNALS, YOU FAIL, YOU FAIL, YOU FAIL...IT'S VERY SIMPLE...REFRESH YOUR
MEMORY NOW BEFORE SATURDAY!
DO NOT, DO NOT, DO NOT BLOCK THE CROSSWALK..THERE IS ONE BY
THE QMS ENTRANCE AND 2 OTHERS BY THE HOPE/CHURCH STREET INTERSECTION WITH THE
LITTLE ISLAND. BLOCKING THESE WHILE WAITING FOR CARS TO GO BY IS A
FAILURE..PLEASE BE AWARE OF THIS.
KNOW WHICH WAY TO TURN THE WHEELS SHOULD YOU
HAVE TO SECURE THE CAR.REMEMBER THE SAYING 'UP, UP, AND AWAY-SUPERMAN' If
UP Hill AND a curb, then the wheels go AWAY from the curb.ALL OTHER SCENARIOS,
THE WHEELS GO INWARD TOWARD THE CURB.
I'LL SAY IT ONE MORE TIME, You must know
When you get in the car, MAKE SURE THE Emergency
BRAKE is NOT ON..Some examiners will make the student before you secure the
emergency brake before they get out of the car. They don't tell you it's
on and you try to drive and the car won't move. MAKE SURE you check that center
emergency brake and release it if it's on.
Don't be nervous
about the parallel parking. You are allowed to make one correction on
parking. That means, if you didn't line it up right and are going to hit
the other car..STOP, and reposition the car and do it again. The examiner
would rather see that you realized your error before you wipe out another car.
You all have the done the parallel but we understand it causes the most
anxiety. Just take your time and remember what you have been
PARALLEL PARKING..PRACTICE PARALLEL PARKING..PRACTICE PARALLEL PARKING…ONE MORE
TIME, PRACTICE PARALLEL PARKING…(I think you get what we are trying to
SUGGESTION FOR PARALLEL PARKING:
Pull along side car, leaving 2 or 3 feet. Align your
car mirror to mirror or seat to seat, or back bumper to back
bumper. (BIG HINT: THE
EXAMINER LIKES MIRROR TO MIRROR BEFORE
YOU START TO BACK UP)
Do a 4 point check.
(1) Lookover left
(2) check left mirror
(3) check middle
(4)check right mirror
and back up looking over right shoulder.
Slowly back up turning
the wheel all the way towards the curb. Use your brake and look out of your rear
"Do Not Use Mirrors and DO NOT ADJUST THE
MIRRORS AT ANY TIME.."
Rest your foot on the
break and go SLOWLY.
When you pass the rear
bumper of the park car, start turning your wheel the opposite way and continue
backing up. Do not touch the car behind or in front of you. When you are back
far enough, straighten your wheel and pull foward.
RELAX AND PRACTICE
THIS WEEK. IF YOU FOLLOW THESE RULES, YOU SHOULD BE FINE.
BRING.MAKE SURE YOUR PARENT SIGNS ALL THE BOXES (including the box that indicates they completed 40 hours of driving
with you and the box authorizing you to obtain a license) OR YOU WILL NOT
BE ALLOWED TO TAKE THE TEST..YOU NEED TO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE FOLLOWING
THINGS..THE RMV MAKES NO EXCEPTIONS..
1. Make sure you bring your permit that is
legible to read and NOT laminated (they have to write on it).
2. Make sure you DO NOT wear flip flops OR
loose fitting footwear. Present yourself as you are prepared and ready to
make a good impression. First impressions mean a lot!!!
We know we just
threw a lot of information at you, however, this is to give you the best
opportunity to be successful on tesT day.
Lastly, we know you will be nervous; just try and be calm, relaxed, and
make sure you listen to your prep examiners as they will do everything they can
to make sure you are ready for the test.