Would You Pass Your Driver’s Exam Today?

by Staff | October 16th, 2019

There are few milestones in life that compare to turning 16 years old and earning your driver license. Being able to drive yourself to school, work, friends’ houses, and other places is a major step towards greater independence and adulthood, but getting behind the wheel of a vehicle is one of the riskiest things that teens (and adults) can do.

To better prepare teens and first-time drivers for the challenges of traveling on Indiana’s roadways, the state requires driver’s license applicants to pass a written examination to first obtain a learner’s permit and later a driving exam to obtain the license itself. These tests cover a wide range of traffic laws and driving guidelines, and the questions they pose can stump many overly confident applicants and those who neglected to study and practice their driving skills.

However, passing the requirements for a driver license is a one-time event. That means once you’ve earned a license and you keep it in good standing, it’s yours to keep. After you’ve passed the written and driving exams in your teens, you can continue driving for years to come without ever needing to refresh your knowledge and test your skills. And while this may sound great, it can cause accidents when drivers don’t stay practice their skills or stay up-to-date on traffic laws.

Take Our 10-Question Quiz to Discover Your Driving Knowledge

Ready to find out how well you would do if you had to re-take your driver’s exam today? This quiz can help you get a better understanding of your overall driving knowledge and familiarity with traffic laws. Click through to get started!

Did you do better or worse than you expected? Regardless of your score, it’s important to remember that being a safe driver requires a lifelong commitment to learning and practicing good driving habits. Traffic laws change annually, and over time that can result in major changes to your daily driving routine.

Want to Brush Up on Your Driving Skills? Use These Resources.

There’s no such thing as being too safe, too skilled, or too knowledgeable when you’re on Indiana’s highways and interstates. And if your knowledge of traffic laws and best driving practices is lacking—or if there are significant gaps in your driving skillset—you may be more at risk of accidents.

These resources can help you refine and enhance your driving knowledge and abilities:

  • Indiana Driver’s Manual—Although most people view state driver handbooks as nothing more than study guides for teens applying for their licenses, these booklets contain valuable information concerning updated traffic laws and regulations, as well as general driving knowledge.
  • Driver safety course—You may have completed driver’s ed decades ago, but it never hurts to take another refresher course on safe driving habits. Driver safety courses, especially those that involve hands-on tests, can help you learn about your own bad driving habits and what you need to practice from experienced instructors.
  • Practice—Practice makes perfect, especially when it comes to maneuvering your vehicle in difficult situations. Studying and memorizing traffic laws is helpful, but it’s no substitute for hours spent behind the wheel. Identify areas where you driving abilities are lacking, and take time to practice those skills.

Hurt in a Crash Caused by Someone Else’s Negligence? Call Us.

Being a highly knowledgeable and skilled driver is a great way to reduce your risks when you get behind the wheel of your vehicle. However, even the safest drivers can’t completely eliminate the chance of being involved in a crash when other drivers aren’t as diligent.

If you were hurt in an accident that was caused by a negligent driver, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other accident-related expenses. At Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin, our Indiana auto accident attorneys can investigate what happened, prove the other driver was at fault, and negotiate to get you the money you and your family deserve.

Don’t go it alone after a crash that wasn’t your fault, and don’t settle for just any law firm, either. Our legal team has years of experience building successful claims, and we want to put our experience to work for you. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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