Expert Advice for Young Drivers

All Questions on Young Drivers

How do I get over failing a driving test?
I took my first driving test last week and failed it badly. I need to retake the test, but I’m kind of scared to embarrass myself again. How do I regain confidence after failing my driving test?
Liz Jenson
Jan 20, 2022
How do I maintain a constant speed while driving?
I recently got my learner’s permit and started practicing driving a few weeks ago, but I’m having trouble keeping my speed constant. How can I get better at this?
Maxine Boyko
Jan 20, 2022
How many driving lessons can I take in one week?
I just got my driver’s permit, and now I need to sign up for driving lessons. How many driving lessons can I take per week?
Olivia Rose
Jan 20, 2022
Can you wear sunglasses on a driving test?
My eyes are really sensitive to light, and there’s snow on the ground right now so it’s really bright out. Will I be allowed to wear my sunglasses when I take my driving test?
Liz Jenson
Jan 19, 2022
What roadway markings are used to guide your driving path?
Which markings are used to help you find your way on the road? I want to make sure that I know before my driving test next week so I can get my license on my 16th birthday!
Liz Jenson
Jan 19, 2022
What is an emergency stop in a driving test?
I saw online that I’ll have to do an emergency stop during my driving test. I don’t know what that means, and I don’t want to fail my test if I do it wrong. How do you do an emergency stop?
Liz Jenson
Jan 19, 2022
How do I get my driving hours up fast?
I need to get my driving hours up fast so that I can take my test and get my license before this summer. How can I get more driving hours?
Liz Jenson
Jan 19, 2022
What is shoulder check driving?
I’m going to do my test to get my driver’s license soon so I want to make sure I’m prepared. Wondering if you could help me with how to properly do a shoulder check?
Tiffany Leung
Jan 19, 2022
What is the number one most common unsafe driving behavior?
I’m going to have my driving test soon, and I wanted to get some pointers on what the evaluator would dock points for. What is the number one unsafe driving behavior I should avoid?
Tiffany Leung
Jan 19, 2022
Can I wear sunglasses during my driving test?
I just scheduled my first driving test. I live in Florida and I have sensitive eyes, so I always wear sunglasses. However, my dad told me I shouldn’t wear them during the exam. Is he right? Or is it OK to wear sunglasses while I’m taking my driving test?
Eric Schad
Jan 19, 2022
How do you stop cars from driving on your lawn?
I live in a neighborhood full of teens. One house hosts parties all the time, but the cops won’t do anything to stop it. On numerous occasions, teens have driven through my lawn, costing me hundreds of dollars in landscaping. How can you keep neighbors from driving on your grass?
Eric Schad
Jan 19, 2022
Can you have the radio on during a driving test?
I’ve been doing supervised driving with my parents. Both of them like to have the radio on softly while we’re driving, and I feel like I’m better behind the wheel with a little bit of music. My driving test is coming up. Are you allowed to play music during a driving test?
Eric Schad
Jan 19, 2022
How do I fast-track my driving test?
I just entered my sophomore year of high school and I’m eager to get my license. While I could take the driver’s ed course at my high school, I don’t want to wait an entire semester. How can I get my license faster?
Eric Schad
Jan 19, 2022
Do driving instructors have pedals?
I’m getting ready to start driving behind the wheel with an instructor, but I don’t feel all that confident about it. I’ve heard that driving instructors have pedals on their side in case you make a mistake. Do driver training cars have pedals on the passenger side?
Eric Schad
Jan 19, 2022
Can you cross your hands in a driving test?
I’m prepping for my driving test and I feel pretty confident about it for the most part. The only question I have is about how to hold the wheel when making a turn. Can I use hand-over-hand steering when turning during a driving test?
Eric Schad
Jan 19, 2022
Can I be a driving instructor if I have a criminal record?
When I was younger, I made some bad decisions and received a conviction for breaking and entering. Since then, I haven’t had any criminal offenses. I want to become a driving instructor, but I’m not sure if my criminal record will prohibit me from doing so. Can I still become a driving instructor if I’ve been convicted of a crime?
Eric Schad
Jan 19, 2022
How do I connect my phone to a BMW 745li 2003?
My mom just got a new car, and she gave me her old BMW 745li—I’m over the moon! I’m just not sure about how to connect my phone to it since it’s such an old car, but I want to make sure I have my music ready wherever I go. How can I connect my phone to my BMW 745li 2003?
Ben Guess
Jan 04, 2022
How do you get insurance on your car?
I got my license a few months ago, and I’m looking to get my own car soon. I’ve never had to deal with car insurance before, and I’m not sure where to start. How do I get insurance on my car?
Chloe Jenkins
Dec 29, 2021
How do you get car insurance quotes?
I’m moving out, and I need to get off of my parents’ car insurance before I go. My friends told me that finding quotes is the best way to shop around, but I’m a little confused about how to get them. How do I get car insurance quotes?
Chloe Jenkins
Dec 28, 2021
How can I get really cheap car insurance for young drivers?
My daughter is getting her first car in two weeks, and I know that putting her on our policy is the cheapest way to go, but she is insisting on getting her own policy! I’ve tried to tell her how expensive it is for an 18-year-old to be insured, but she’s set on doing this herself. I want to help her save money on whatever policy she does end up with, though—so is there any way to get cheap insurance for a young driver?
Chloe Jenkins
Dec 28, 2021
How long can I stay on my parents' car insurance?
I’m a recent college grad, and I’m trying to cut costs to pay for student loans. I’m definitely getting a better deal being on my parents’ car insurance than I would be on my own policy, but I’m worried about a possible time limit. Is there a limit to how long I can stay on my parents’ car insurance?
Chloe Jenkins
Dec 21, 2021
How much does it cost to get insured on your parents’ car insurance?
I’m 18 years old, and I just bought my first car. I’ve been saving up for years for my vehicle, but now I’m worried that insurance might cost too much for me to cover on my own. How much would it cost to get insured on my parents’ policy?
Chloe Jenkins
Dec 19, 2021
How do you get a car loan without credit history?
What do I need to do to get a car loan? I’m about to turn 18 and I want to buy a car without my parents’ help so that I can get to work more easily. I don’t have credit, so I’m not sure how to go about getting a car.
Liz Jenson
Dec 14, 2021
Is it possible to have two car loans at once from the same lender?
I want to get a second car loan so that I can buy a car for my daughter, but I'm not sure if it's possible. Will my bank let me have two loans? I don't want to go to another lender because I love my bank.
Eric Schad
Dec 14, 2021
How do I change car insurance ownership online?
I’m planning to give my current car away to my daughter once she graduates high school and get myself a new car. To be perfectly honest, I don’t know much about car insurance; is there any way I can transfer the insurance policy to her, or add her to the policy? How can I change car insurance ownership online?
Matthew Macgugan
Dec 08, 2021
Can I get a car loan if I only have a learner's permit?
I'm a few months away from my driver's license, but I do have a learner's permit. I'm thinking about purchasing a car soon. Can I get a car loan if I only have a learner’s permit?
Eric Schad
Dec 17, 2021
Can I get a car loan if I'm only 16?
I just got my license and I have $5,000 saved up from doing odd jobs. I want to buy a new car, but I'm not sure how to go about it. Can I get a car loan if I'm 16 years old?
Eric Schad
Dec 06, 2021
How much does it cost to add my child to my car insurance?
My son is going to start driving soon, and I've decided to add him under my policy instead of getting him his own. I’ve heard some rumors about car insurance for high schoolers being expensive, though, and I want to make sure I’m not paying an arm and a leg. How much will it cost to add my child to my policy?
Matthew Macgugan
Dec 06, 2021
How do you protect yourself from a car accident?
How do you prevent or reduce the chances of getting in a car accident? I am 20 years old, and I got my license when I was 17. Even though I have been driving for a few years, I am still pretty new to it and would love to learn some safe-driving tips.
Phoebe Mah
Dec 02, 2021
Can I get a car loan at 18 years old?
I just graduated from high school and I’m taking a year off to work before I go to college. I want to buy a car to get to work, but I don’t have any money saved up to buy one with cash. Can I get approved for a car loan if I’m 18?
Eric Schad
Dec 01, 2021

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