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Driving Test Taking your first driver’s test can be extremely stressful. You may wonder what happens if you get into an accident you didn’t cause. One of the requirements for passing your driver’s test is to complete the entire test successfully. If you are unable to successfully complete the test in full, you will likely have to retake the test no matter what. 

If you have been involved in a car accident during your driving test, you may have many questions and want to know your next steps. It is important that you have an attorney on your side to help you navigate the days and weeks ahead. Law Offices of Samer Habbas & Associates can help you with any questions you may have. Call us at 888-848-5084 today, or contact us online.

Can I Still Pass?

In California, to successfully complete your driver’s test, you must complete a set amount of skills on the roads. If you are involved in an accident, it is very unlikely that you will be able to continue the test after the accident. Even if you are not at fault for the accident, the examiner will likely not allow you to continue the test, thus leading to a retake.  

But, there is good news! If you did not cause the accident and were merely involved, you will be able to retake the exam at some point in the future. Even if that date is a few weeks from the accident, you will still be able to retake the exam. 

Other Issues That May Cause You To Fail

If you do not pass your test the first time due to an accident, do not worry; many others have retaken the exam and passed. This is a list of other reasons that may cause you to fail your driving test, aside from getting in an accident.

  • Poor Control of the Vehicle
  • Improper Lane Change
  • Rolling Stops
  • Distracted Driving
  • Improper Use of Four-Way Stops
  • Wrong Freeway Merging
  • Driving Extremely Slow
  • Driving Extremely Fast
  • Car Failure
  • Seatbelt Violations
  • Other Traffic Law Violations

Many of these issues will lead to an automatic failure and termination of your driving test. 

How To Pass The Test

Passing a California driver’s test can be a tricky situation. But, if you prepare properly and have the right amount of practice, you can successfully pass the test on your first try. Of course, you will want to ensure that you know and understand how to follow the rules of the roads in California properly. 

Another big tip is to ensure you understand your vehicle’s basic anatomy. For example, you will want to know where the windshield wipers are located and how they function. You’ll also want to make sure you can operate the lights, including turn signals, and adjust the mirrors appropriately.

Driving evaluators expect you to make a few mistakes in each section. It is important to take a look at the California DMV website to understand how the scoring system works. 

California Car Accident Attorney

Getting into a car accident before you are even a licensed driver can be a very scary situation. You want to make sure you will still be able to receive your license at some point in the future. Having an attorney on your side throughout the aftermath of the accident can help you rest assured that you can eventually receive your license. 

We understand how overwhelming this process can be, and we are here for you to help you through the steps. If you or a loved one has been impacted and involved in a car accident, call Law Offices of Samer Habbas & Associates at 888-848-5084 or contact us online.