KING OF THE ROAD DRIVING SCHOOL


If you are interested in scheduling a Driving Skills Road test, phone 989-846-0372. If no one answers, leave a message and phone number and we will get back to you as soon as we can. 

You will have to sign and agree to our contract and fees when you arrive for the test. The contract is shown below. 

Applicants under age 18 must meet the following requirements before taking the Driving Skills Road test: 

  • Have held a Level I license for a minimum of 180 days prior to testing. You must show this license to the examiner who must verify the date and license number (please be sure the license has these numbers readable on it.) * If the date or number isn't readable, apply for a replacement or duplicate Level 1 license at any Secretary of State office. (You must have a parent or legal guardian present when applying for the replacement or duplicate license. You must provide the required proof of identity: such as, passport, birth certificate, or state ID card. You must pay a $9 fee. Be sure that the Secretary of State puts the original date of issue on your reissued level 1 license.) *
  • Have completed a Segment II class. Bring the Segment II certificate (white color) to the test.
  • One, and only one, adult (parent, guardian, or other adult approved by parent) must be present to ride in the back seat during the test and must sign the test form verifying that the student has completed a minimum of 50 hours of practice driving, 10 hours of which were at night. Bring a driving log showing the 50 hours of student driving required.
  • The student can have no convictions, civil infractions, license suspension, or at fault crashes during the 90-day period immediately preceding your test and application for a Level 2 license.

 What else you will have to bring to the Driving Skills Road test if you are under 18:

  1. Current proof of insurance on test vehicle.
  2. Current test vehicle registration.
  3. The test vehicle you bring must be in good working order: Required safety equipment, all brake lights, turn signals, headlights, wiper, and horn must work properly.
  4. The vehicle you bring must have a rear seat for the parent, guardian, or other approved adult to sit. Don't bring any pets or other passengers to the test.

 Applicants age 18 or over, not previously licensed in this state or in any other state or country, must meet the following requirements before taking the Driving Skills Road test: 

  • Pass a required vision and knowledge (written) tests at a Michigan Secretary of State office.
  • Pay required fees and obtain a Michigan Operator or Chauffeur Temporary Instruction Permit (TIP).
  • Practice driving on a TIP for a minimum of 30 days to become eligible to take the Driving Skills Road test. 

  What you will have to bring to the Driving Skills Road test if you are 18 or older:

  1. Your Temporary Instruction Permit (TIP.)
  2. Current proof of insurance and vehicle registration for the test vehicle.
  3. The test vehicle you bring must be in good working order: Required safety equipment, all brake lights, turn signals, headlights, wiper, and horn must work properly.

Components of the Driving Skills Road Test 

  1. Vehicle familiarization and safety inspection.
  2. Basic control skills test.
  3. On-road driving test. 
  4. The whole test takes 45 to 60 minutes from start to finish.

Before you take the Driving Skills Road test, study your Driving Skills Test Study Guide. You may have received this guide when you took Segment I or Segment II. This guide will answer many questions that you may have regarding what to expect on the test. The guide is available at any Secretary of State office and can also be accessed on your computer by clicking HERE

 The King of the Road Driving Skills Road test location is at Standish-Sterling Elementary (used to be the Middle School) School at 3789 Wyatt Road; Standish, MI; 48658. Click here to see a map and more details of the location.

Did you know?

Over 10% of applicants are turned away from the Driving Skills Road test site because of document and/or equipment problems. The most common actions resulting in road test failure are:

  • Turning from the wrong lane.
  • Turning left in front of oncoming traffic.
  • Turning right on a red light without stopping.
  • Two times over the speed limit by 4 mph or more.
  • Disregarding instructions or refusal to perform instructed maneuver.
  • Losing control of the vehicle causing the examiner to take evasive action or assume control of the vehicle.

 

Some tips for taking the road test:

During the test, you must:

Wear your safety belt (all occupants in vehicle must wear safety belts.)

Obey all traffic signs, signals and laws.

Complete all traffic checks by moving your head to make your search obvious to the examiner.

Keep both hands on the steering wheel (unless shifting).

Complete the test without an accident or moving violation.

Throughout the test, you will be scored on your overall performance in the following general driving behavior categories:

 Search:

Establish a pattern of searching left, right, ahead, and behind using all available mirrors and moving your head to make your traffic checks obvious to the examiner. Searching involves head and eye movements, as well as turning and looking over your shoulder to check blind spots.

Anticipate traffic, pedestrians, people entering and exiting parked vehicles and potentially hazardous situations well in advance.

Scan ahead to get the “big picture.”

 Speed and brake control:

Do not exceed the speed limit that is prescribed by a regulatory (white) sign, advisory (yellow) sign or by prevailing weather, roadway and traffic conditions.

Do not drive too slowly or too fast for traffic conditions.

Accelerate evenly and smoothly without jerking the vehicle.

Always come to a complete stop. Do not roll through stops

 Direction and space control:

Whenever you change lanes or turn, you must use your turn signal.

When turning, do not touch or cross over your lane markings or hit curbs.

When driving straight ahead, try to keep your vehicle centered within your lane without weaving outside of the lane markings.

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