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Handling Distractions On Your Driving Test

Handling Distractions On Your Driving Test
George Trout
  • On May 21, 2015

Having a driving test is daunting enough and sometimes your surroundings don’t do any favours for the situation! Whether it is other drivers, pedestrians, the weather or even your examiner, there are certain things that may disturb you during your test. So how do you deal with them?

Be aware of your mind wondering

You may be in your driving test and find that your mind wonders off to think about something totally irrelevant. Even though this may not seem like the end of the world, this can cause minors to build up, because you are not thinking about the task at hand. Be aware when your thoughts are wondering and stay focused.

Know how to deal with distractions

What happens if someone runs out into the road, or a car cuts you up in your driving test? Allowances will be made, but you must know how to deal with the situation in a calm manner and show you are capable of dealing with disturbances.

Your examiner is distracting you

Some examiners can be very stern and you will hardly get any conversation out of them, others will want to have a chat to try and put you at ease. But, if you are the type of person who is not put at ease by small talk and it is actually distracting you, you do have the right to ask the examiner to allow you to concentrate in silence. This may seem like an awkward situation, but to be frank, it’s a matter of being polite or passing your driving test. Simply say to the examiner that you find it hard to concentrate whilst talking.

Good luck, keep practising and these disturbances won’t be so much of an issue.

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