Teen driver

From your perspective:

My teen is stressing out over her upcoming driving test. What are the most common mistakes she should watch out for?

– Mark H., Mill Creek

We checked driving-tests.org and were somewhat surprised at a couple of the mistakes that ranked in the top five: rolling stops, improper lane changes, steering with only one hand, reaching for a ringing cell phone or fiddling with the radio, and confusion at four-way stops.

On the day of the test, make everything as comfortable as it can be. Give your daughter plenty of practice driving the same car she’ll use for the test, especially on roads around the testing site – noting speed limits, road signs, and potential hazards. Consider arriving early and taking a short walk to settle jitters before meeting with the examiner.