So, you’ve passed your theory test and have been flying in your lessons. Your instructor says it’s time to book your practical test. You’ll want to know how to pass your driving test.
There are no guarantees, but you shouldn’t go far wrong if you follow these tips…
Have a positive attitude
Your instructor wouldn’t encourage you to take the test if you weren’t ready, so believe in yourself without assuming a pass is a done deal.
Give yourself plenty of time
Allow plenty of time to reach the test centre. Your stress levels will go through the roof if you are running late.
Take your provisional licence with you
How hard would you kick yourself if you turned up without your provisional licence? Don’t forget you’ll need your theory test pass certificate too.
Make sure you can drive comfortably
Wear clothes you feel comfortable in, and shoes which make it easy for you to operate the pedals safely.
Remember what you have learned
You and your instructor have been working hard for months. You’ve proven to the instructor that you can drive safely, so you are capable of passing. If you weren’t, they wouldn’t have encouraged you to book your test. Showing the examiner everything you have learned is how to pass your driving test.
If you make a mistake, don’t panic. Put it behind you and concentrate on what you are going to do next. Stay in the moment, and the big picture will take care of itself.
Be willing to learn
Just over half of practical tests end with a thumbs down from the examiner. Don’t be surprised if this happens to you, even if you’ve been on top form in your lessons. You’ll be told why you have failed at the end of the test so you can correct what went wrong next time.