7 Tips for the Day of Your Driving Test

Your driving test is one of the biggest days of your life as it’s one you will remember for years to come. You need to make sure you prepare for your driving test before and on the day to give you the best possible chance of passing. Follow these simple tips to make sure your driving test goes smoothly.

    1. First, before you book your test check with your instructor for the dates that he has available so he can take you on it. Some decide to book it without first consulting their instructor and this can cause problems as they may not have the date available. You have to then either change the date of your test or change the person you’re learning to drive with and this could be a dangerous move.
    2. If you have a test coming up but you don’t feel like you’re ready for it you may want to try to slot a few extra hours in the weeks leading up to it to make sure you feel prepared. Not been prepared for it is the worst feeling for a pupil as it makes them even more nervous on the day which could lead to an unnecessary fail.
    3. Another tip for on the day is to not do too much driving beforehand. In the hours leading up to it only do a maximum of an hour before your driving test. Doing too much driving before a test isn’t recommended as the longer you spend focusing on driving beforehand, the harder it will be to concentrate on driving throughout your test and you will make more mistakes. On the other hand an hour warming up session is recommended to get you use to driving before starting. Practice a few manoeuvres around the test centre and warm up to controlling the car.
    4. On the day of your test try not to get too nervous. Although nerves aren’t controllable you can try to calm yourself down slightly. Don’t think of it as a driving test with an examiner but as your driving lessons with a different person directing you. If it makes you feel more comfortable ask your instructor to sit in the car whilst you’re taking it.
    5. Practice your manoeuvres so that you don’t get any minor faults on the day of your driving test. This then leaves all your minor faults to be used elsewhere, although you shouldn’t need them all it’s better to be safe than sorry
    6. Make sure you can pass the eyesight requirement otherwise you won’t even get chance to step foot in the car on the day of your driving test. Although your instructor will have already done this with you at the start of your driving lessons your eye sight may have deteriorated since then so do it again a few weeks before to give yourself plenty of time to get it sorted if it has.
    7. The final tip is to learn the show me tell me questions! Many neglect these and think they don’t matter but they do. On the day of your driving test you will be asked two of them and it will be two minor faults if you don’t answer correctly.

Follow the above tips and your driving test should go as smoothly on the day as your driving lessons do.

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