Learning to drive and passing your driving test is one of the big milestones in anyones life. Its up their with your wedding day and other memorable occasions. So it’s really important you get it right, and start off in the best way possible. Thats why we have created this blog post to give you what we believe are the five best tips to passing your driving test first time. There’s never any guarantee’s to passing first time, but you can take certain steps to help it happen and give yourself that added edge on test day.
FIND THE RIGHT DRIVING INSTRUCTOR FOR YOU
You may be forgiven for thinking that all driving instructors are the same ! However you couldn’t be any further from the truth. Every driving instructor that you see on the road whether its us at Get Driving Today, Joe Bloggs or even BSM and the AA, we are all individual self employed instructors. Some of us are nice and friendly and some of us aren’t (just like in every walk of life really).
So how do you know which one is right for you ? Now this is the most important decision you will make, so take a little time with it. Gel-ing with your instructor means you will learn more, learn faster, and more importantly learn faster. Imagine spending £100’s of pounds with an instructor you didn’t get on with, or even hated ? You would not look forward to lessons, probably cancel them, and end up just packing in learning to drive just because you didn’t take a little care in selecting the correct instructor for you.
UNDERSTAND THE EXPENSE OF LEARNING TO DRIVE
Lets get one thing straight right away , Learning to drive is not cheap ? There is no point in starting to learn and then realising its more expensive than you thought and packing it all in having no licence, and having wasted some money on those original lessons. I need to be honest with you now ! You need to budget a minimum thats a minimum of £1000 to be able to learn to drive from scratch with any driving school. I say minimum for many it can cost more, and for some it can cost less.
You may find a cheap instructor that doesn’t mean that the total cost of lessons will be any cheaper in the long run. Spending an extra £ or two on lessons could potentially save you £100’s in wasted lessons.
UNDERSTAND HOW THE THEORY AND PRACTICAL TEST WORK TOGETHER
Passing the theory test at the earliest opportunity can make your driving lessons easier to understand. The theory test sets out the basics of understanding the road and its rules. It really isn’t a case of passing the theory test and then forgetting about it. Study for it, pass it, then USE IT !
PRACTICE WHAT YOU LEARN
Although we understand this isn’t always possible, but if you get the chance to practice then go and practice, over and over again. We have a saying at Get Driving Today ….
“Don’t practice until you get it right, practice until you can’t get it wrong”
Remember any accompanying driver MUST be over 21 and have held a full driving licence for three years. They must also adhere to all the rules any driver has to eg no mobile phones or distractions
When you do go out driving take different routes, don’t keep doing the same journey this can be dangerous as you will start to take everything for granted.
- TAKE THE TEST WHEN YOU ARE READY Here’s a fact for you “NOT EVERYBODY PASSES FIRST TIME” There I’ve said it people fail driving tests. However those that do pass first time are either very lucky or have been fully prepapred for the practical driving test.
Think ! Is their anywhere you don’t like driving, if there is then you are not ready for your driving test. If your driving instructor is helping and guiding you in the two weeks before test ask yourself “Am I ready for my test” because I can guarantee you that the examiner will not be helping you.
Here’s another FACTUAL saying
“Nobody has ever passed their driving test because they had too many lessons, however many have failed because they didn’t have enough “
Pass your driving test with confidence and call the Get Driving Today team on 01204 265055 or 07772843239