Ohioans taking the Road Test – It’s not your mother’s test
A warning to Ohioans taking their road test. The state of Ohio has taken some extraordinary steps to keep everyone safe during the pandemic while still providing their very important services. This means that the road test examiner will not be getting in the vehicle with you. The person you came with will be in the vehicle with you to abide by the law requiring you to have a licensed driver next to you while driving with your Temps.
The examiner will give you verbal instruction on what you are to do on the course. You will not be driving on the roads. At the locations we have reports on they have set up cones to provide a testing course. After the examiner gives you the instructions you are not allowed to talk to your passenger. You must listen to their instructions and follow them to the letter.
It is a bummer but a lot of people are not passing the test because they didn’t know this coming in. It is stressful enough doing it the way they have for decades but this new twist when it catches some persons off guard can really make it unsettling. That nervousness can make it difficult to remember. So if you have practiced remembering instructions like that you will be a lot more successful. So what I highly suggest is that you incorporate this into your driving practice. Have your licensed driver give you a set of instruction you need to follow in a parking lot. The longer the list the more it will tax your short term memory. Your memory is like a muscle, the more you work it the better it gets. But like muscle, it isn’t instant. You need to work at it. That is why you need to practice.