Your Tips for Driving Test Success
If you want to pass your driving test first time, chances are you’ll need a little more than just luck on your side.
Keen to pass your driving test first time? You’re certainly not alone. Here’s how to put yourself in the best possible position to ditch your L plates at the earliest opportunity – including who to call for the best driving lessons Colchester has to offer.
Find the right instructor
The first thing you should do if you want to pass your driving test first time is to find the best instructor in your area. If you are learning to drive in Colchester, then you are in luck – as it boasts one of the best driving schools in Essex. Nayland Driving School are a firm favourite with learner drivers of all ages, and cover everything you’ll need to know for your test during your lessons. Crucially, they also have a fantastic first time pass rate. You couldn’t be in safer hands.
Pick the right date
When the time does comes for you to book your driving test, don’t just pick the first date that is available. You have a much better chance of passing your driving test if you time your test just right. You’ll want to make sure it doesn’t clash with any exams, moving away to uni or anything else that’s going to be taking up a lot of your time and attention. Pick a date where you’ll be able to give your test the focus that it deserves.
Revisit your theory test
As the date of your driving test draws nearer, be sure to swot up on your theory test study materials. Chances are you would have passed your theory and hazard perception tests some time ago – but that does mean that there are some things that you may have forgotten. So dust off your notes and make sure to discuss anything you’d like to refresh your knowledge on (such as certain road signs) with your driving instructor.
Have a mock test
A lot of the anxiety surrounding a driving test is down to one thing: fear of the unknown. That’s why it’s a really good idea to arrange a mock driving test with your instructor. They’ll know what sort of things you are likely to be asked to do during your test, and they’ll make sure that you are adequately prepared. Having a little taster of what you can expect during a test will help you to feel much less nervous, and less likely to make mistakes as a result.
Try to relax
We know that it’s easier said than done – but try to keep an open mind and not put too much pressure on yourself. Try to relax in the days leading up to your test, and do some things to unwind and keep your mind off it. We wouldn’t recommend hitting a club the night before though! On the big day, some people like to have their instructor in the car with them. They won’t be able to assist you, but their presence can be a comfort.
Best of luck!
There’s no way of guaranteeing you’ll past your test first time, but all of the above really will give you the best possible chance. One last thing: if you’re reading this as someone who didn’t pass first time, then all of this advice will help you too. Whatever stage you are at, we wish you the best of luck!