ROAD TEST INFO
Visit the Wisconsin DMV website HERE for information about what is test/expected during your Skills (Road) Test.
How do I schedule a Road (Skills) Test?
- To be eligible for a road test you must:
- Had your Instruction Permit 6 full months
- No moving violations during the 6 months prior to applying
- Completed 30 hours of classroom (online through KC's or a KC's traditional class)
- Completed 6 BTW Lessons (6 hours driving and 6 hours of observation.
- Be at least 16 years old
- Not be truant
- You can schedule your road test 11 weeks in advance of the 6 months ending. Go to the DMV website HERE to schedule a Road (Skills) Test
What do I bring to the DMV for my road test?
- Your permit
- Your car
- Your parent
- Your Driver's Ed Course Completion is transmitted directly to the DMV computers at or shortly after your 6th Behind the Wheel lesson. If there is ANY problem transmitting the completion we will email you to get it corrected. If you don't hear from us your Completion is on file with the DMV.
PARALLEL Parking -
- Signal as you approach
- If you wait to signal when you stop next to the car, another car may come up behind and prevent you from backing up. And as always, signal 100’ prior to a turn or lane change. This includes a parallel park.
- Pull up 2- 3 feet away from the car, stop side by side, mirror to mirror.
- You should be far enough away from the car so that if the car door is flung open you don’t hit it.
- Put the car in reverse and look back while backing.
- A quick glance to the front and side is acceptable. Focus your attention backwards.
- Back up VERY slowly and turn the wheel all the way right until the car is at a 45 degree angle.
- Continuing to back and straighten your wheel one and one half turns left.
- As soon as you pass the bumper of the car in front turn the wheel all the way left (while backing).
- Most students turn left too soon. Resist the temptation to do so.
- Stop when you are parallel to the curb.
- You should be <12 inches from the curb
- Pull forward and straighten your wheels
- You want to be 2-3 feet from the car in front.
- Put the car in park and set your parking brake. Turn your wheels if on a hill.
Y-Turn - This is used in the driving exam as a test of skill and judgement. It is not recommended for use in general driving, but may be used in residential areas on streets too narrow for a U-turn.
How to Make a Y-Turn:
1. Check for traffic in your mirrors and blind spot. Signal right. Pull as far right as possible and stop.
2. Check traffic in mirrors and blind spot. When the way is clear, signal left. Make a left-angle turn to the opposite curb or side of the road.
3. Check traffic to left and right. Turn front wheels as far right as possible. Looking behind the vehicle, back far enough so the vehicle clears the curb when you pull forward.
4. Check traffic to left and right and proceed when the way is clear.