Driving Test

driving dream meaning

Uncover Hidden Dream Meanings

A driving test, also known as a driving exam, is an omen of an important procedure that does not appear evident at the moment but that you will have to undertake sometimes soon. If you dream of taking any type of driving test, the dream is associated with your anxiety level.

In addition, it has a lot to do with the standards that you have set for yourself in life. For the interpretation of this dream it is important to understand the overall meaning and relevance of the examination featured within your dream.

In your dream you may have...

  • Been unable to get a positive result (passing the test).
  • Sat in on a driving test.
  • Worried about the test result.
  • Had the pencil tip keep breaking during the exam.
  • Judged the driving test.
  • Passed a driving test.
  • Taken a driving test.
  • Never received the results of your exam.

What this means to your life...

  • You felt confident during the driving test.
  • You drove in a familiar area.
  • You passed the test.

Detailed dream interpretation...

When a car appears in a dream, beware of difficult times in the future. If your ability to drive a motor vehicle was affected by weather this means that a young woman will provide wisdom to in difficult times. Are you reaching out to as many people as you can? There is a need to focus on trying to connect to more people. To take a driving test suggests that the dreamer needs to open up to new approaches in life. If you are taking your driving test in an unusual country or land then random events will occur soon. To take a bike or motorcycle test shows that areas of your life will move past you. If you do not grab the opportunity at the moment then they may be lost forever. To be a test instructor or examiner suggests the need more insight into your deepest thoughts. Assess whether recent decisions were truly worthwhile. It is important to look at the significance of your leadership role in the dream. The dream may be a warning to try to show more control in life.

According to Freud’s theory, to experience the motion of a car exemplifies your lifestyle. A car or a driving exam represents your ability to control your life better. If the dream was pleasant it means you will have successful close relationships. An examiner represents your need for an authority figure in your waking life. You need someone's advice on your life's direction.

For the driving test in your dream to be made up of the following...

1. The practical test, called a road test: this suggests that it is best to avoid certain situations where you know failure is likely to happen. For the practical test to go well means that you will resolve a dispute.

2. An oral or written test (theory test): this means you could be moving towards an emotional crash. You need to make sure that you are clear about what you want in the future.

Failing your driving test can indicate...

  • A true fear of failure in waking life, or an attempt to mentally prepare yourself for a difficult challenge ahead.
  • Expect someone to criticize you (if you have been feeling like that you don't meet others' criteria or don't pass the figurative tests of others).

If in your dream you encountered a maneuverability test or a three point turn means the only way to cope with a situation is to face it rather than hide away. If you see traffic cones during your driving test, they symbolize the importance that other people have in your life when it comes to giving and receiving advice.

Here are some specific meanings on driving on certain roads...

  • To drive on a curvy road means that there will be difficult times ahead.
  • If you are the driver, this shows your ways of running your life at the moment.
  • To drive down a steep hill the dream indicates that communications are going to be slow. You have been waiting to hear about something but the news will take a while to come about. These days can be hard but this dream usually reflects your own personal relationships with people around you. The fact the car is going downhill means that you will have to spend some time building these relationships.
  • If you drove carefully, then your life is tranquil.
  • To drive on a highway or motorway in your dream means that your present emotional state is filled with difficulty and uncertainty. If you reach your destination unharmed then you might achieve your goal.
  • If you break down when driving this means that you need to be careful and not move on until you have thought carefully.
  • To perform a three point turn in your dream demonstrates there are probably three paths to self-discovery, and you need to decide which one to take.

To crash your car means that at the moment you are having difficulty handling some areas of your life. A dream about being nervous while taking your driving test might actually represent a job interview in the future.

Feelings that you may have encountered during a dream of a test…

Worry. Uncomfortable. Reserved. Quiet. Bored. Tired. Reclusive. Uninterested.

By Flo Saul
Oct 12, 2012