Spring has arrived ahead of schedule, and with it has come the usual surge of eager car shoppers. But spring is also an important time for drivers-to-be: now that roads have been cleared of snow, moms, dads, elder siblings, and others are sliding into passenger's seats and patiently, nervously training Dick and Jane to operate a motor vehicle.
Of course, as everyone knows, the road test is only half the battle for folks wanting a driver's license. There's also the written exam to consider. A new website promises to help students of all ages prep for that test -- and best of all, it's free.
DrivingTests101.com serves up sample questions from a range of exams, including the basic driving test, the motorcycle test, and the Commercial Driver's License test. What's more, the site offers relevant exam info from a number of different countries, including the U.S., Canada, Germany, and India.
Start by selecting the country in which you'll be taking the exam, then select the appropriate state or province. On the next page, you'll see the types of sample tests available: indicate how many questions you'd like to answer and which type you'd like to focus on (e.g. safety rules, traffic signs, or both), then click "go". As you proceed, the website will note whether you've gotten an answer wrong or right and provide a tally at the end.
Need this info in a different format? Most tests are available as apps -- just click the Android or iPhone icon on the second page. And if you want even more detail, click the notebook icon to see the actual driver's exam guide from your neck o' the woods.
About the only thing DrivingTests101 can't do is ease your jitters when you're taking the road test -- but hey, that's what vodka's for. (We kid, we kid: slug some chamomile tea, junior.) Good luck!