Creator: Driving Tests
Format: Online Resource
Subjects: California DMV Driver's Handbook, Practice Tests, and Driving Simulator
Access: Online – Nevada County Community Library
According to driving-tests.org, using this database to help study for the California DMV tests helps in retaining information 73% better than just reading the manual. With multiple practice tests, specific focuses like road signs, and exam simulators, users can practice until they feel confident to take the exam in person.
While people who live in urban settings may not need to learn how to drive because of mass transit opportunities, most of the towns and cities in California still rely on the car as a main form of transportation. Driving-tests.org has a collection of different resources for the new driver as well as a current driver who needs to retake their exams. Resources include practice tests, the California DMV driver's manual, and exam simulators. The exam simulators and practice tests have been found to help test-takers retain information 73% better than just reading the manual alone. While the California DMV page also hosts practice tests, the broader offering of driving-tests.org help to support and widen the scope of knowledge presented on that page.
Time to study for your driving tests? Sample tests, handbooks, and exam simulators are available at driving-tests.org.
About the Organization
Driving-Tests was founded on the universal belief that everyone can be a safe driver. We provide a driver education platform to help people learn how to be safe behind the wheel. We use technology to make preparing for the driver's knowledge exam simple and accessible to anyone who wants to drive.
Driving-Tests.org is the largest independent driver education provider in the US. Driving practice tests are all we do. With 4.5M monthly visitors, we’re the ONLY specialized team dedicated entirely to driving tests: writers, researchers and analysts who know what the DMV wants from applicants and how to teach that.
We've partnered with state government agencies and over 2,300 libraries and organizations like NOYS, National Safety Council, Roadway Safety Foundation and Motorcycle Safety Foundation helping make our roads safer for all. Based on a nationwide survey of over 500 visitors to the DMV, aspiring learner drivers who study their state’s DMV manual and take our practice tests are 73 percent more likely to pass the knowledge test than those who study the manual alone. (About information found here.)
Demonstrate the exam simulator.
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Getting a driver's license is a rite of passage for teens, but it can be challenging to prepare oneself for the exams. Driving-Tests.org is a database that puts study guides and practice tests all in one place.