Even though so many people fail their driver’s test on the first try doesn’t mean you will. You can be one of the 50% or so that passes.
The main reason why so many people fail is because they are being careless. They make mistakes either because they are not prepared, or because they are overly confident. In order to pass, you need to have the right level of confidence and be fully prepared.
Here are some driving tips to help you prepare for your big day.
· Work on getting the basics down pat, one by one. Don’t start on the hard stuff until you can do the basics easily. After you’ve learned the basics, you should still practice them sometimes.
· Print out a checklist and make sure you can comfortably do everything listed on it. You shouldn’t take your test until you are comfortable enough to do the things you will be tested on.
· One important thing you need to be comfortable with is braking. Not braking properly is a primary reason why so many people fail. Always brake gently and slowly come to a stop. The only time it’s acceptable to slam on the brakes is in the case of an emergency and you have no other choice. Also, remember to slow down and stop completely whenever you come to a stop sign.
· Try to familiarize yourself with the routes as much as possible. Even if you don’t know the exact roads on which you will be tested, you should still practice driving on every road in the area. Know what signs are up and where. Know where all of the lights are located and which ones you need to follow.
· Make sure you’re comfortable with braking. Making mistakes with the brakes is pretty common among first-time test takers. You will have to use your own judgment based on the circumstances and speed. Generally, you will want to start braking in plenty of time before coming to a complete stop.
· Practice different types of parking in different areas. Learn how to parallel park. Learn how to park on a hill or near a curb. Learn how to pull in a parking space in a crowded parking lot. Learn how to pull out smoothly. You can start off by setting crates or cones up and pulling in between them from different angles.
· One of the simplest – and more important – things you can do is practice being observant. A good driver is an observant one. Know what is going on to your left, right, front, and back the entire time you are driving. Being observant will make it easier for you to make the smartest decisions when faced with an emergency.
Keep these tips in mind as you learn how to drive and you will eventually become a good, safe driver. This means that you will be able to pass your test on the first try!
There is much more to driving, and you can take an online driving course to help you every step of the way.