Can you fail your driving test for speeding?

I’m still doing behind-the-wheel driving with my parents, but I tend to go a bit fast. My dad told me that if I do that on the driving test, they’ll automatically fail me. Can I fail a driving test for speeding?

Eric Schad · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Along with causing an accident and rolling a stop sign, you can fail your driving test for speeding. In all 50 states, speeding on a driving test is an automatic failure. You don’t get any second chances, so keep track of your speed by regularly checking your speedometer.
In addition to checking your speedometer, you should also keep an eye out for the posted speed limit. On most driving tests, you’re going to be in a city, so if you don’t see a speed limit sign, note that 25 mph is how fast you’re supposed to go. Stick to this limit and you shouldn’t have to worry about speeding.
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