All road test times are usually from 8:30am until 4pm monday to friday only. Try to arrive early. There is often a long line on both sides of the block, 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:. When leaving the curb, perform the routine as normal. The road is very wide here but be sure to leave when it is safe, not just because the examiner says go. This is the probably the most important part of the road test, because this is the busiest road in the test area. Remember, it is not how well you drive that matters, but rather how safely you do it.
Be sure to stop for the sign just ahead as you leave the curb.
The park in on you right. Line up facing east!
Looking east next to the start line.
Next will be three options. You will make the first right next to the park, go straight, or the first left. If you are asked to make the first left turn, be aware of people walking, including dogs. And be sure to use the lines on the road correctly - see picture above.
When making the right, be ready for the one way streets coming up on the left. Listen well, and read the signs carefully.
The one way street is a result of the L.I.E service road. Remember -DO NOT SPEED! The Limit is 25mph.
The test will end opposite of where it began, next to the park. Stop slowly. It is better to be a little wide on the curb stop than to risk hitting it. If the examiner keeps your papers and returns only your permit and road test form, then you passed the test.
The roads here, especially at the start are much wider than Cunningham Park. but you may encounter more pedestrian and cross street traffic during the rush hour times. The roads are also angled. This may require two stops for a better view of the cross streets.
It is best to remember that Garden City Park is a Nassau County road test site. City drivers do not normally have issues with right turn on red, compared to Nassau County drivers. Also, Garden City Park roads are a bit smaller.
The roads here are mostly flat and wide, with good visibility. In Hicksville you may have to negotiate route 107 - a mulitlane road before making a left turn onto a side street. 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 search out 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. It is more important to consider when you take the test because weather conditions affect the degree of safety that you must adjust for.
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.