Practicing as much as possible before the driving test can help you to become more comfortable behind the wheel and confident when you're out and about. You should only apply for a driving test when you feel confident that you will pass: it can be pretty expensive otherwise.
Telling everyone when you've scheduled your driving test for is definitely not a wise move. Not only will you put more pressure on yourself to pass but there is a good chance they'll start sharing their own horror stories with you. Only share the news once you've passed.
This sounds like common sense. However, you'd be surprised how an everyday item of clothing can restrict your movement whilst driving. Our advice is to wear a comfy pair of trousers, trainers and a t-shirt for your driving test.
We appreciate that, when you get nervous, it can be difficult to eat or drink anything - not a good idea before a driving test. Having a bite to eat beforehand can give you the energy to do the test. In addition to this it's worth considering having a cup of coffee or caffeine-based energy drink as this can give you the focus you need whilst on test. However, don't over-do the caffeine - usually one cup is more than enough, otherwise you may get jittery and find it difficult to drive.
When you get out of bed in the morning simply tell yourself that you're going to get through the day calmly - if you get up with the right frame of mind it can make all the difference in the world. Remember - as long as you feel confident when driving there is no real reason why you shouldn't pass your driving test.
It is now mandatory for any learner driver to have an hour's lesson with their instructor before the test. Usually your instructor will take you through everything you will expect to experience on the test; however, if there is one or two things you're not 100% sure about, such as certain manoeuvres, ask your instructor to go over them with you a few times.
Arrive at the test centre at least 10-15 minutes early to give yourself the time you need to check-in, go to the toilet, and take a few deep breaths to relax yourself.
Relax and don't rush getting into the car - make sure you're comfortable, remove your jacket / jumper if you think you may get too warm, adjust your seating position, mirrors, etc if necessary. This all sounds quite straightforward but you'd be surprised how much the little things help.
It's really important to pay close attention to everything your examiner tells you so that you can react in plenty of time. Remember - there is no harm in asking them to repeat their instructions if you didn't hear it first time around.
Giving yourself and your driving examiner as smooth a drive as possible is a very wise move. Remember - they will want to see how you drive normally so don't do anything you wouldn't normally do.
Date: March 06, 2018