Are you ready to take on the challenge of becoming a driver? You are probably feeling excited and nervous, but don’t worry! With help from Daniel of C.H. Render, here are some tips to help you prepare for the big test.
Learn the Rules of the Road
In order for any learner to pass their driving test on their first attempt, it is necessary to be extremely familiar with the highway code handbook. You can download apps to help you learn the rules of the road, and then test your knowledge with mock theory tests!
Revise what you have learned as much as you can. If there are particular pieces of information that you are having difficulty remembering, take notes, putting the content into your own words that you fully understand, as it has been proven that explaining something yourself makes it easier to remember. Then, spend at least ten minutes a day going over the information until it is fully ingrained.
Practice Makes Perfect
The best and most reliable strategy that you should use in order to pass your driving test, is practicing! Taking driving lessons with an experienced instructor is well and truly worth the money and having a final lesson straight before your test can help to calm your nerves and get you in the right mindset. If you know where your test will be held, try driving around the area. If you become familiar with the roads, you’re likely to feel more confident, even under pressure!
Be sure that you are familiar with signage and signals on the road, know the road signs and what they represent and more importantly, when to pull over to allow room for emergency vehicles. If you know the emergency rules, you’ll be at an advantage during your practical test.
Needless to say, when you are preparing for your driving test, although it can be quite a daunting experience for almost every learner, the key to passing your practical is confidence! Try not to panic if something goes wrong – this may not be the difference between you passing and failing. Instead of worrying about it for the rest of the test, focus your energies back on the road and driving as well as you can.
Finally, remember, it is not the end of the world if you don’t pass first time. Many people fail on their first attempt, so don’t let it dishearten you. Resilience and perseverance may make you an even better driver. Good luck!