Waiting to drive on a new concrete driveway can often be a frustrating process for homeowners. Making arrangements to park your vehicles in a neighbor's driveway, or on the street, can be inconvenient. The first step to the completion of a concrete driveway is to wait for the concrete to cure. The curing process varies, depending on the kind of concrete used and how it was mixed. Ask the installers how long it will take for your driveway to cure properly. Once the driveway is cured, and before you can drive on it, there needs to be a coat of clear protectant put on the driveway, to prevent the concrete from cracking. Give the protectant 48 hours to dry, and then you can drive on your new concrete driveway.