The decision to separate the theory part of the driving test from the practical part at least spares prospective drivers the grief of having to sit two tests at once. The practical test is the one most people find most challenging, so here are some tips for passing it.
Remember nobody will die if you fail
That may sound flippant, but the worst that can happen if you fail your test is that you have to retake it. That may be something you would prefer to avoid, but its hardly the worst outcome in the world. Keep the test in perspective.
Remember the aim of the test is to assess you not to trick you
All a driving test aims to do is to ensure that you have sufficient ability to handle a car on a public road without damaging yourself or anybody else. You do not have to get everything right to pass, nobody expects you to be perfect.
Take the test when you feel ready
The whole point of the driving test is to check that you are able to drive alone. If you dont feel ready to take the test then you are not ready to drive alone. Part of driving is about knowing the Highway Code and relevant laws and part of it is about technical skills but most of it is about being able to stay calm and apply common sense while on public roads.
Handling mistakes calmly can impress your instructor
Everybody makes mistakes, even professional drivers make mistakes. Beginner drivers are expected to make mistakes, making mistakes is OK. Understand this and you will be well on your way to passing your test.
If you mess up a manoeuvre just tell the examiner you would like to start again. Thats exactly what youd do in real life, just reposition and have another go. Remember that theres a difference between touching a kerb and banging it. Its OK to touch a kerb provided that you can demonstrate you set up the manoeuvre properly, i.e. made the right observations in the right way. Continue reading “Top Tips For Passing Your Driving Test”