road test


Definition of road test

1 : a test of a vehicle under practical operating conditions on the road
2 : a test on the road of a person's driving ability as a requirement for a driver's license

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Examples of road test in a Sentence

The car performed well on the road test.

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Jonathan Elfalan is a road test manager at Edmunds. Jonathan Elfalan, Edmunds, USA TODAY, "Advanced driver aids aren't just for luxury cars, Edmunds says," 6 Apr. 2018 Yamaha was smart enough to stage this road test for us in the Austrian Alps, where the roads suit it: sweeping turns, crazy-tight hairpins, gravel, wet corners, and discarded roadside schnitzel. David Curcurito, Popular Mechanics, "Don't Call It a Trike: Why We Love Yamaha’s Double-Front-Wheel Motorcycle," 27 Sep. 2018 Nuro is using a small fleet of Toyota Prius and Nissan Leaf vehicles retrofitted with its self-driving hardware and software to conduct its pilot and public road tests. Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, "Self-driving delivery startup Nuro releases its voluntary safety report," 13 Sep. 2018 This article has been corrected to indicate mandatory road tests for drivers aged 75 and older. Robert Duffer,, "Taking the test: Written driver's exam instills fear in autos editor," 25 July 2017 Other requirements for drivers 55 and older, such as mandatory road tests or shorter renewal periods, have not been shown to reduce fatalities. Bruce Henderson, charlotteobserver, "Older drivers are linked to fatal crashes. Is 10 years too long between DMV eye exams? | Charlotte Observer," 16 May 2018 Odd Lots’ podcast holds Dan to account and road tests some of his theories., "Where the U.S. Still Rules in Asia," 4 Aug. 2017 Full automation, where ultimately there’s no steering wheel or gas pedal, has only begun to be road tested. Christopher Mims, WSJ, "In Self-Driving-Car Road Test, We Are the Guinea Pigs," 13 May 2018 From ages 81 to 86, the road test is every two years. Robert Duffer,, "Taking the test: Written driver's exam instills fear in autos editor," 25 July 2017

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First Known Use of road test

1890, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of road test

: a test to see how well a vehicle works when it is driven on roads

: a test to see how well someone is able to drive a car or other vehicle

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