When I took my driver's test years ago, my classmates told me to make an appt. as late in the afternoon as I could. It seems the testers had long days & were looking forward to going home. It worked for me-no parallel parking on my test. I don't know if this holds true-it was many years ago. Talk to your friends who have already taken the test & see what they say. Good luck on your test & be safe driving!