The driving test, just the mention of it can make some people go weak at the knees. For some it is the hardest test that they will ever have to sit, but still many thousands go through the process every week.
Passing your driving test is the target that you aim for when you first start taking driving lessons.
The learning curve begins when you choose which driving instructor you want to get you to the required level. Today’s instructors will have the newest cars, comprehensive driving school insurance should the unthinkable happen, and a wealth of experience to help you on your way.
There are several things that you can do if you want to improve your chances of passing the test.
The first one is simple, listen to your instructor, concentrate on what they tell you, and if you are not sure what they mean, ask them, they are there to help you. They are sharing their vast knowledge of all things motoring with you, and if you are a good listener you will learn a great deal more than just how to be a good driver.
The second is experience, there is no substitute for it, and so it makes perfect sense to get as much of it as you possibly can. Driving lessons are after all very expensive, so if you can maybe get a family member or a friend, obviously a full licence holder, to supplement them with a little extra practice, then all the better for you.
It would also be a good idea to try and practice on as many different types of roads, and in every possible condition, even at busy times or in the dark, it all helps. If you do this, the vehicle does not need driving school insurance, but should be fully road legal, including having insurance that covers a learner driver, unless of course the practice takes place on private land.
For the third one is confidence, and for this you need the second one, as obviously, the more experience that you gain the more confident and comfortable you become. It will be such a boost to your ego when you feel totally at ease when you are driving the car and everything seems to be clicking into place and making sense.
The fourth is the bit that you do outside of the car, but it is just as important as the actual driving. It is of course reading and inwardly digesting the font of all motoring knowledge, the Highway Code. This little book is vitally important, as it will give you all of the information that you require to stay safe whilst you are driving on the road.
The fifth is the easiest part; all that you have to do is to bring the other 4 aspects together. By doing this you will have the knowledge, the experience, and obviously the confidence to face and overcome any problem that may crop up during the course of your, not so scary now, test.