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5 useful tips to pass your driving test
Driving is one of the most popular modes of transport across the entire world.
Driving is one of the most popular modes of transport across the entire world. The efficiency, comfort and freedom are simply unrivalled and so, it comes as no surprise that there are 31.8 million licensed cars in the UK as of last year.
In the UK, the legal age to start your driving lessons is 17 and it is believed that this is the age that you have the most chance of passing.
Passing the driving test, however, is no small feat and many people will fail year upon year. You’ll have to first complete the theory test and then your practical test. Between October and December 2021, there were almost 420,000 practical tests completed but just 201,000 passed.
With this pass rate being less than 50 percent, you may be feeling anxious about your forthcoming test. Fortunately, we’ve got some tips that will only enhance your chances of passing your driving test. Read on to find out more.
Ask friends and family for help
If you have friends with years of driving experience under their belt as well as a car that they don’t mind you driving, they can give you extra lessons to increase your confidence. Depending on your driving ability, you will either be driving around quiet roads or busy dual carriageways.
It’s important to bear in mind that no matter your ability, as a learner you’ll still need to buy learner car insurance for the day to cover yourself.
Drive around the test route
Once you know where your test is taking place and you have your learner car insurance, it’s a good idea to familiarise yourself with the testing area. There will often be many unique situations that you will face in every area of the UK and so you must be ready.
Check your mirrors
One of the most common reasons for failure is not checking your mirrors. These are a tool that is imperative to keeping you and other road users safe from collision. As an extra tip, it’s good to exaggerate your mirror checks so the driving examiner is aware that you’re doing it.
Practice your manoeuvres
On every driving test you will do one of the following manoeuvres:
- Pull up on the right
- Forward park into a bay
- Reverse park into a bay
- Parallel park
Ensure you are practising these as a slip up would result in an instant fail which will only leave you disappointed.
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