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Here are your tips for passing the NYS Cunningham Park dmv road test.

New York City - Cunningham Park DMV road test information and tips.

Try to arrive early. There is often a long line, and you may spend more than a half hour in-line before getting to the front. Be advised that although there is a line, everyone has the same time for the test. Do not be later than ten to fifteen minutes. If you forget your original documents such as MV-278 or MV-262 for testing, you will have to reschedule the test. Be aware that the accompanying driver of the test vehicle must show valid proof of license for that class of vehicle.

One of the DMV personnel, the chief examiner, will check your documents before the test begins, or present the documents to the examiner when she/he approaches your car. It is best to exit the vehicle before the examiner comes to you. You may change drivers after that, but do not leave the student driver alone in the car.

STARTING: image When leaving the curb, perform the routine as normal. There is only one lane in each direction and you may have to cross the yellow lines when leaving if necessary. Be sure to leave when it is safe, not just because the examiner says go. This is probably the most important part of the road test, because Hollis Hills Ter is the busiest road in the test area except for Union tpke. Get ready for 20mph and the speed bumps coming up. Do not go over the speed bumps at 20mph. Remember, it is not how well you drive that matters, but rather how safely you do it.

Now get ready for the first left turn, or even a left at the first light ahead (Union Turnpike). If you do the first left, be sure to keep right. The roads may be narrow and with parked cars on the side, you must position your vehicle well, especially when stopping at the end of the block.

Also, be sure you do not cut off other drivers on the return, and keep off the yellow lines! You will finish the road test inside the parking lot across from the start line, as seen here.


Compare Freshmeadows

These two road test sites basically share the same park area, and are only about one mile apart. It is important to realize that the same DMV personnel will test interchangeably in both sites. The most important difference is that Fresh Meadows roads are a bit wider and flat.

Garden City Park

It is best to remember that Garden City Park is a Nassau County road test site. New drivers from the city don't normally have issues with right turn on red, compared to Nassau County drivers. Also, Garden City Park roads are a bit smaller.


Just like Hicksville, the roads here are mostly flat and wide, with good visibility. In Hicksville you may have to negotiate route 107 - a multilane road before making a left turn onto a side tree. But just like Hicksville and most other test sites, you will start and finish next to a park.


If you find yourself looking for the easiest test site, then the need to do so is your first indicator that you may need more practice in order to pass the DMV road test and be ready to drive safely. Ask yourself why you need to searchout the easiest test site?

The reality is that it should not matter where you take the DMV road test, because all roads utilize traffic sign, white lines, yellow lines, other vehicles, and curbs. Take the cunningham Park road test knowledge quiz now.

This section responds to questions or comments below this line. All DMV road test appointments are scheduled for that particular road test site. There will be no DMV office there. All road test appointments and site locations are often a few miles away from any DMV offices. The permit test, license renewal and photo for example, are done only at the DMV office.