How to Study for Your Utah Driver's Final Exam

Passing your Utah driver’s final exam is an important step toward obtaining your driver’s license. The exam consists of two parts: the written knowledge test and the driving skills test. Here are some comprehensive tips to help you prepare effectively for both sections of the exam, especially after completing your driver’s education classroom and driving lessons with Wright Driving School.

Completing Your Driver’s Education with Wright Driving School

At Wright Driving School, we ensure that our students are fully prepared for both the written knowledge and driving skills tests.


Here’s how we help you meet Utah's driver’s education requirements:

  1. Driver's Ed Classroom Instruction: Our comprehensive classroom instruction covers all aspects of the Utah driver handbook, traffic laws, and road signs. This solid foundation is crucial for passing the written knowledge test. We offer both an Online Utah Driver's Education Course and a 9 Day in-person classroom course for completing your required Utah driver's education classroom instruction.
  2. Driving Lessons: Our experienced instructors provide hands-on driving lessons to ensure you gain practical experience and confidence behind the wheel. We cover essential skills such as lane usage, turning, parking, and observing traffic signals.
  3. Feedback and Improvement: After each lesson, our instructors provide detailed feedback to help you improve. We focus on areas where you need the most practice, ensuring you are well-prepared for the final exams.
  4. Flexible Scheduling: We understand the busy schedules of our students. That’s why we offer flexible class times and driving lesson appointments to fit your availability.
  5. Support and Resources: We provide all the resources you need to succeed. Our instructors are always available to answer questions and offer support throughout your learning journey.

Studying the Utah Driver's Handbook


The Utah Driver's Handbook is your primary resource for preparing for the written knowledge test. It contains all the essential information you need to know about traffic laws, road signs, and safe driving practices in Utah.

For your convenience, you can access the Utah Driver's Handbook here.


Here's how to make the most out of studying the handbook:

  1. Read Thoroughly: Start by reading the handbook from cover to cover. Pay special attention to sections on road signs, traffic laws, and driving safety tips.
  2. Take Notes: As you read, take notes on key points and important rules. This will help reinforce your memory and provide a quick reference for review.
  3. Use Study Guides: Look for study guides or summaries that can help you understand and remember the material. These guides can break down complex information into easier-to-digest sections.
  4. Practice Questions: After studying each section, test your knowledge with practice questions. This will help you gauge your understanding and identify areas where you need further study.
  5. Review Regularly: Regular review sessions are crucial. Go over your notes and the handbook periodically to keep the information fresh in your mind.
  6. Utilize Online Resources: There are many online resources available that offer practice tests and additional study materials based on the Utah Driver's Handbook. Use these tools to supplement your learning.
  7. Discuss with Others: If possible, discuss the material with friends or family members who are also studying for the test. Explaining concepts to others can help reinforce your own understanding.


By thoroughly studying the handbook and utilizing these strategies, you'll be well-prepared for the written knowledge test. Good luck!

Written Knowledge Test

The written knowledge test assesses your understanding of the rules of the road as outlined in the Utah driver handbook.


Here’s how to prepare:

  1. Study the Utah Driver Handbook: The handbook is your primary resource. Ensure you thoroughly read and understand all the information it contains.
  2. Take Practice Tests: Practice tests are an excellent way to familiarize yourself with the format and types of questions that will be on the exam. You can find practice tests here.
  3. Understand the Test Format:
  4. Never Licensed: 50-question closed-book test.
  5. Previously Licensed: 25-question open-book test.
  6. Renewal Requirements: If you have had more than six citations in eight years, have been suspended or revoked, or your license has expired for more than six months, you will need to take a 25-question open-book test.
  7. Take Multiple Attempts if Needed: You are allowed to take two written knowledge tests in one day. If you fail three times, you will need to pay a second fee. Make sure to review your mistakes and study further before each retest.
  8. Schedule Your Test: If you need to retake the written knowledge test, schedule your appointment online. Remember to bring your receipt or no-privilege document with you. You can schedule your appointment online through the DLD's portal here.

Driving Skills Test

The driving skills test evaluates your ability to operate a vehicle safely and in compliance with Utah State Traffic Rules and Regulations. Here’s how to prepare:

  1. Understand the Test Options:
  2. Driver License Division: You can schedule your test with the Driver License Division
  3. Third-Party Tester: Test with a certified third-party tester. Wright Driving School can recommend a certified 3rd Party tester after you complete your course with us!
  4. Prepare Your Vehicle: Ensure your vehicle is in good condition, properly registered, and complies with safety laws, including functioning safety belts. A faulty vehicle may be rejected.
  5. Practice Driving Skills: Focus on the following areas:
  6. Driving posture
  7. Proper use of lanes
  8. Making left and right turns
  9. Starting and stopping
  10. Parking on hills and between cars
  11. Observance of traffic signs and signals
  12. Backing up
  13. U-turns
  14. Steering coordination
  15. Paying attention at intersections
  16. Retest if Necessary: If you fail, practice the areas you struggled with before scheduling another test. You can only take one driving skills test per day, and after three failed attempts, a new fee is required.

Tips for the Day of the Test

  • Bring Required Documents: Make sure you have all necessary documents, including your learner's permit, proof of identity, and vehicle registration.
  • Stay Calm and Confident: Nerves can affect your performance, so take deep breaths and stay focused.
  • Follow Instructions Carefully: Listen to the examiner's instructions and follow them precisely.


By following these tips and thoroughly preparing, you’ll be well on your way to passing your Utah driver’s final exam and earning your driver’s license. Good luck! And remember, Wright Driving School is here to support you every step of the way.

About Wright Driving School

For over 10 years, Wright Driving School has been Utah’s leader in preparing drivers to successfully pass the DLD Test and obtain their license to drive. We primarily offer driver’s education courses online, in-class and on the road. Wright Driving School offers the driving instruction required of the state of Utah.

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