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How do you know you’re ready to take your driving test?
Knowing exactly when you’re ready to take your driving test can be difficult for some learners. You always hear those stories about people passing on their 50th attempt. You can potentially avoid that by only taking the test when you’re truly ready.
Here’s some of the giveaway signs that you’re ready to take your driving test.
Your instructor approves
This one might seem obvious but driving instructors are the experts in their field, so you should probably take their advice when it comes to booking your driving test.
They’re the ones who have been by your side from the first lesson and will know better than anyone whether you’re ready.
You’ve aced the mock test
One of the best ways to see whether you’re ready to take your driving test is to have a mock one! You can do this during your driving lesson. This not only familiarises you with the driving test format but is a massive indicator to whether you can handle the pressure.
It’s all about the confidence!
We took to our Twitter feed to ask some driving instructors how they can tell when a learner is ready for their driving test:
They’re ready when they feel they can jump in the car and drive anywhere with confidence and without help or intervention from their instructor/accompanying driver. They shouldn’t “dread” getting any manoeuvre or certain types of junctions.
— Stu Walker (@studidit) September 12, 2018
I agree with @studidit, when a pupil has confidence that they can cope with whatever occurs on the road in a safe way then they should be ready for their test. Being able to deal with unexpected independently also is a good indicator.
— Mark Carroll Driving (@ukdriving4life) September 12, 2018
So, if you feel confident behind the wheel AND you can deal with unexpected hazards on the road sensibly, you should think about taking that test soon!
Drive somewhere unfamiliar
We’ve already mentioned how effective private practice can be on your run up to the driving test – but you should use your time to experience different driving situations.
Why not drive somewhere completely new? Or go through the drive thru (chicken nuggets are just a cheeky bonus)?
This will not only boost your confidence but is a great sign that you’re ready to become a driver with a full licence.
Failure isn’t the end of the world
Another important thing to remember is that if you do fail your test, you shouldn’t take it to heart.
Sometimes the pressure of the test can force you to make errors. This doesn’t mean you’re not capable of passing!
Sometimes the best drivers need a few attempts to get it right – so don’t take a fail to heart.
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