How Long Does a Driving Test Take?

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Driving tests generally take about 20 minutes, as of 2014. Road tests typically are required for drivers who have never been licensed or are licensed in a foreign country, have a limiting physical condition, or have a provisional license and wish to have a full license.

Skills to practice prior to a driving test include smooth steering, backing up, executing a three-point turn, using proper lanes and turning into the correct lane, watching for hazards, driving defensively, making sure the vehicle is in the right gear and stopping gently. As of 2012, California had the highest number of licensed drivers in the United States, at more than 24 million.