Tips to Help you Pass Your Driving Test

Learning to drive can be tough, and since the pandemic hit, there has been a huge demand for driving instructors and of course tests, which were put on hold for many months, resulting in the current backlog. So, waiting for lessons and then for a test can take a really long time, and the pressure to pass can feel even more intense.

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Like many things that we learn, driving is a skill and as well as learning how to drive, we need to learn the information which will help us to do that – from what certain signs on the road mean, to what Chapter 8 markings like these mean it is all part and parcel of becoming a good and safe driver.

However, if you have your test coming up and want to make sure that you are prepared for it, here are some things that you can do to improve your chances of passing it…

Test your Highway Code Knowledge – Being aware of the highway code is an essential part of being a good driver, and there will be times on your test when you will need to know parts of the highway code. It is a good idea to get a copy of the highway code and spend some time going through it and familiarising yourself with things like road markings and junction layouts so that if they come up in the test you will know what the right thing is to do.

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Keep Calm – One of the biggest reasons that people fail a practical driving test is down to nerves getting the better of them. Being anxious and worried about the test can cause you to not think as clearly as you normally would and make errors, as well as physical symptoms like shaking which will make you feel that you are not in control of the car. Try to do some calming breathing techniques and practise them beforehand.

Practise your Manoeuvres – There are various manoeuvres that you could be asked to demonstrate on your driving test, so make sure that you get plenty of practice doing them. This will help you to feel more confident in them too and give you a better idea of the space around your vehicle which will make you an all-round better driver.

Daniel Maynard

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