All road test times are usually from 8:30am until 4pm Monday to Friday only. 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 are more than a half hour early, the DMV examiner may have you wait until the next test session begins. Also, 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. With the exception of the students taking their road test, this test area is very quiet, so be sure to follow the rules.
After you leave the curb, there will be three options ahead. (1) The first or second left turn, or (3) the first right turn ahead as you go towards the end of the park. It is unfortunate that some students fail the exam by becoming too relaxed due the the roads being quiet and country like. For example, when stopping at a four way - cross street - intersection do not assume that the other driver has a stop sign also. You must be certain of that by reading the signs ahead and inching up if necessary for a second or third look before proceeding.
The roads in Riverhead may be smaller than what you may be used to but be sure to keep right even if there is no double yellow lines marking the center of the roadway. Pay particular attention to the fact that there may be no visible curbs in certain areas. This is important because when backing up or curb stopping you must keep off the grass or dirt.
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.
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.
Because this is a Suffolk County road test site, and no other Suffolk test site appears on this site as of yet, it is not yet possible to make comparisons. Nassau and Queens test sites offer some different experiences, despite all rules being the same.
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 for the easiest road 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.