So the Big Day is fast arriving as you prepare to take the nerve racking Driving Test, by his stage you will already have many hours of driving under your belt but it all comes down to this one exam so here’s some Practical Driving Test Help and Hints for you.
On the day of the Driving Test you will be asked for your relevant documents by the Driving Examiner, before the test make sure you are organised and have these ready at hand, the last thing you want to be doing is having to search through your wallet or bags to find your licence, this may lead to panic and isn’t a good way to start your test.
You will be asked to prove your eye site by reading a license plate at distance of up to 21m, if you normally wear glasses then make sure you have them with you and are wearing them, don’t strain to read the plate without your glasses, if the examiner has any doubt about your eye site then you won’t be able to take the exam.
Even though you have already passed your theory test, you may be asked to identify road signs as part of the test, so make sure you have spent so time refreshing your memory by re-reading your text books before sitting the practical Test.
When you get in the car for you test, don’t rush and take your time. Thing about every action you are making, remember you cockpit drill, and make sure you are doing everything in the right order.
Listen carefully to the examiner, both before and during the test, he will explain to you exactly what you need to do and when, the examiners instructions will be clear, there won’t be any trick questions, and if you don’t understand any of their instructions then ask them to clarify them before you set off.
During the Driving Test, make sure you follow the basic rules of the road, be courteous to other drivers, follow the Highway Code, obey all street signs and markings and don’t speed. Allow yourself a small buffer by driving about 5 miles per hour below the speed limit, this way if you do find your speed creeping up, you will be able to correct the acceleration before breaking the speed limit.
When you return to the Examination centre following the Practical Driving Test, the examiner will ask you to park the car and turn the engine off. You will then be informed if you have passed the test or not, either way the examiner will offer to talk you through where you have made major and minor faults, you should take up this offer as it’s always useful to receive information on how to become a better driver.
Above all remember that your driving instructor would not have entered you for the exam unless you were ready for it. So have confidence in your own driving ability.