Taking the NJ Drivers Test

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  1. gamer65 macrumors newbie

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    Hello all!

    I'm planning on buying a macbook but besides that...

    I saw a similar post on this website so I signed up for a little help from the community.

    I've taken the NJ drivers test once before, about two weeks ago and most of the questions were completely random and I only got to question 35/50. You need at least an 80% which means 40/50.

    I looked up a practice test which helped, but all of the questions that I found on the test had NOTHING TO DO with the information I found online.

    The book is 200 pages long and the questions are all random.
    What should I do?
    Does anybody know of a legitimate practice test or answer booklet that will help me to succeed?


    PLEASE HELP!
    THANKS IN ADVANCE.
    Gamer65
     
  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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  3. Shrink macrumors G3

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    Now there's a unique idea...

    Yeah, study the book!
     
  4. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed, just read the book and study.
     
  5. gamer65 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, I guess. It's a lot of material for simple randomized questions though.

    I'm only wondering how many random facts they have in the book.

    Thanks though, I'll be studying all day tomorrow.
     
  6. hallux macrumors 68030

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    That's because they want you to have SOME understanding of the rules and laws of the road BEFORE you get behind the wheel of a 2-ton weapon.
     
  7. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    Oh for the love of god, why in the world would you ever suggest such a thing.

    How utterly terrifying.
     
  8. silentownage001 macrumors regular

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    I took this test last fall. I ended up with 2 or 3 wrong. I wasn't happy about that. Anyway, I don't remember the questions being random. The info was in the book.
     
  9. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    Ok, in all seriousness, this statement disturbs me greatly: the implication is that the material is merely incidental to the passing of the test and is otherwise irrelevant.
     
  10. Squilly macrumors 68020

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    200 page book?! In PA, it's no more than 40 pages and only 20 questions. Harsh test. As others have stated, study. Fwiw, I failed 6 times (the permit test). First time I read the book, passed.
     
  11. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    It will probably just be easier to spend good 2 to 3 hours reading the book than trying to waste time finding a suitable guide to get you past the 80% mark.
     
  12. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    You had to fail SIX times before you read the FORTY page book?

    :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:
     
  13. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Oddly enough, I'm not terribly surprised to hear that. Consider the source.:p;):rolleyes:
     
  14. Squilly macrumors 68020

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    Eh. For answered for me. :)
     
  15. ace198 macrumors regular

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    I took the test and got to 43 questions. The computer wouldn't let go any farther. A lot of the question are common sense in my opinion. I read through the book once. Took the practice test on the nj dmv website a bunch of times and I forgot the other site I did the same.

    Took the written test about two years ago. Doubt much changed. Got my license about a year ago. :cool:
     
  16. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

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    A lot of the sites with digital flash cards for this have questions surprisingly exactly like the ones on the test.
     
  17. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    OP, if you really don't want to read the book, perhaps a friend or two could join you at the DMV.





    Speaking of failing, any updates on your brother's Apple scheme?
     
  18. yg17 macrumors G5

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    I read the book and studied first, then took my test, and passed on the first try. Imagine that.

    The fact that others out there think they can just keep retaking the test without reading a page of the book and keep guessing on all the questions until they get lucky and pass is why the US has such crappy drivers.

    Classic
     
  19. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    I've said before that I think you should get a limited number of attempts to pass the driving test. If you can't pass after, say, 3 attempts you are unlikely to be a good driver even if you pass after 5 attempts (or 16 I think it was in this case: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4glDw_mOKE4)

    Or even worse: 38 fails before a "pass": http://www.thisisstaffordshire.co.u...tory-18265926-detail/story.html#axzz2dvIzPkkH
     
  20. yg17 macrumors G5

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    In Missouri, I'm not sure how many attempts you get at the written test (couldn't find it online, it may be unlimited) but the written test just gets you your permit where you can only drive with an adult - you need it to begin learning. But you only get 3 attempts at the driving exam to get your license. If you fail after 3 times, you have to get more training from a driving instructor.

    Of course, that's one state, and the US is just a patchwork of 50 different driving laws and regulations and other states may let you have an unlimited number of attempts. But hey, we can't have national standards because states rights or something like that :rolleyes:
     
  21. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    We have a similar written test. Then a computerised hazard perception test. Then you are allowed in the car. I'd apply the 3 attempts rule to all of them. Driving is not a right...
     
  22. yg17 macrumors G5

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    I agree completely.

    It truly annoys me that I spent time studying the drivers manual cover to cover and passed it on my first attempt while others are going to just keep retaking it, guessing at the answers until they get everything right. Plus as a driver on the road it does not make me feel safe knowing other drivers out there did just that.

    I get that people fail the driving test the first time. You're nervous. You don't know just how picky the examiner is. I get it. But if after 3 times you still can't pass it, you clearly need more training and are not ready to drive.
     
  23. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Wait, you're about to get into a car that can kill or seriously injure another person (or yourself) if you get into an accident and you can't be bothered to read a 200-page book?


    Buy a bicycle until you can see the value in learning the rules of the road.
     
  24. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Thanks for helping me start my day off with a laugh. I loved Taxi.
     
  25. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Maybe he should just buy a gun. :eek:


    Me too. That scene was one of the funniest ever.
     

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