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Tips on how to pass the New York State road test in Wantagh

Wantagh - Nassau County - DMV raod test information and passing tips

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, 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 for testing, you will have to reschedule the test.

One of the DMV personnel, the chief examiner, will check your documents before the test begins. 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, but be sure to leave when it is safe, not just because the examiner says go. Actually, the examiner often says " you may leave the curb when it is safe", so just listen carefully.

After you have left the curb successfully, you will be asked to turn right or left one block ahead. This is a turn to execute correctly. If going right, be sure both lanes are empty, because a left turn may be requested just as you pass under the bridge half a block ahead.

When you are making a left turn, it will be the same as any other left turn without a turn arrow. You should know how to do this already. After turning, look ahead. The two lanes are now becoming only one. Be careful on the merge, you may have the right of way according to the sign, but remember you are there to pass the exam, so yield if necessary. The test is only about ten minutes and no more than fifteen.

You will probably be asked to make a right turn ahead. The residential street is divided by a grass island. Be sure to turn on the right side. After you have completed the turns, lane change, parallel park, curb stop, and three point turn successfully, you will be on your way back to where you started. Do not cut off other drivers on the return while making a left turn at the last traffic light. And remember to use the left turn lane for the left turn. Do not attempt to turn left from the center lane - watch the lane markers carefully. After you curb stop and place the vehicle in park the examiner will inform you if you passed or failed the road 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, 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.


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 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. Take the Wantagh 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.