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What happens if you fail a driving test at the DMV?

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All states in the United States allow driving retests upon failing for the first time. The waiting period between each retest varies by state, but the examiner or local DMV should be able to provide the necessary information for scheduling and retaking the driving exam.

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What happens if you fail a driving test at the DMV?
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In the state of New Jersey, there is a two-week waiting period between each retest. If the driving test is failed more than twice, the DMV may require a six-month waiting period to reschedule. In the state of California, the same two-week waiting period between retests applies, but if the driving test is failed a third time, the applicant has to start the entire driving application over. In the state of California, a fee is assessed for every retest. Information regarding each individual state's retest policies should be listed on the state's DMV page. If the information is not available on the website, the local DMV offices is unable to provide the necessary information for scheduling and retaking the driving test.

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