What’s Required to Take the Drivers Test TAS?
You may be thinking about getting a drivers licence in Tasmania, but what’s required to take the Tasmania driving test?
In general, you will have to pass two tests- the practical exam and the written test. These will check your traffic and road rules knowledge and determine if you’re competent enough to drive safely.
Today, we’re going to focus on passing the written driving exam in Tasmania, Australia.
What is the Tasmanian Road Rules Booklet?
The official government website will provide the Tasmanian Road Rules Booklet you need to get a driving licence. You can download it as a PDF and read it on your computer, tablet or smartphone.
You can also download the Guide to your Driving Assessments to gain an understanding of what other requirements you may need to get a drivers licence in TAS.
Read and master the road rules booklet. It’s the source of all questions that will appear in the written driving exam. The booklet is an important resource even after you’ve acquired your driver’s licence because it contains essential facts you can apply to your driving skills.
Take a Practice Written Test
To get to the practical driving exam you will need to pass the written driver knowledge test first.
You can prepare for the real test by taking a practice test on the internet. It can be a useful stepping stone and save you a lot of time and money. Instead of taking the actual written test again and again you can just try the mock test until you’re ready.
You know you’re ready when you pass or have taken the practice test enough times that you’re familiar with most of the items. When this happens, take the official written test at the nearest Tasmania service location.
The practice test is free and gauges your mastery of the road rules booklet. Alternate between the practice test and going back to the handbook as your learning pattern. Most, if not all the questions you see are sourced from the official bank of questions in the written Tasmania exam.
Take the Practical Driving Test
Once you’ve cleared the written driving test it’s time to hit the road. You will be accompanied by an authorised driving instructor, who will observe how you drive and obey the traffic rules.
At this point you must have learned how to operate a vehicle. To supplement your driving skills you can ask a friend or family member who has a licence to drive around. Observe how they follow traffic and road rules. Don’t be afraid to ask questions for specific traffic situations as they come up.
Get Your Drivers Licence
After you pass both assessments without an offence or failing then you will be rewarded with a Tasmania drivers licence. Keep in mind that when taking the P1 test with an automatic transmission vehicle then you may not be allowed to drive a manual vehicle. When you drive with a manual vehicle during the P1 test then you’ll be allowed to drive both manual and automatic on the road.