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Here are your tips for passing the Hicksville road test.

Hicksville - Nassau County - New York - DMV road test site information and tips.

There is often a long line, and you may spend about 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 and photo permit for testing, you will have to reschedule the test.

STARTING. When leaving the curb. perform the routine as normal, but be sure to leave when it is safe not just because the examiner says go. This area is mostly an industrial zone ( old gruman used to be here) but all rules still apply. The streets are generously wide, and visibility is great due to the area being very flat.

Your first turn is likely a right at the first stop sign (see <<< picture here). Do not cut any one off, if they have to brake for you, then you did cut them off. Next is definately a left turn on the first or second road ahead. It is possible you may park here, but the next turn right is critical to passing the test. It will be a right turn. Wait until all lanes are clear of all traffic for about one block. ( be patient, the examiner will not rush you). Next, the examiner will ask for a left turn at the next light. You must change lanes ahead of time, that is why you waited for all lanes to become clear! Do not trust the examiner to tell you when to change lanes. You should know that already because of the left turn coming up.

The left turn at the light is normal. I cannot teach you how to do that here. Once step three and four are completed safely, your test is about eighty percent complete.

On the return to where you started the test, if you find yourself approaching the seven eleven store, there will be a left turn coming up. That intersection is very large and complex. There are two roads for a left turn. Be sure to ask the examiner which one to turn on if you are not sure. The test will end opposite of where you began in step one above. Be sure to signal right to end the test.

If the examiner returns all your documents ( MV-278 and or MV-262 ) along with your road test results and permit, then you did not pass. If the examiner returns only your permit and the road test results, then you passed! Be sure to sign the receipt. Your photo license (same as permit) will be mailed to your original address in about two weeks. But, don't  worry if it takes up to ninety days to arrive in the mail.

Freshmeadows Park

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, which may require two stops for a better view or the cross streets.

Garden City Park

It is best to remember that Garden City Park is a Nassau County road test site. 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.

Wantagh Site Map

Just like Wantagh, 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 Wantagh 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.

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.