So you are approaching the date of your Driving Test, the nerves have probably already began to set in, and everyone around you keeps telling you that you will be fine, right? We know that constantly being reminded about your Driving Test doesn’t help our pupils’ nerves.
But while Driving Tests can be nerve-wracking experiences there are things that you can do to make preparation easier in the run up to your Driving Test.
Prepare fully: P 4 Pass will ensure that you have adequate mock tests with your Driving Instructor, and that you’re passing them consistently, before applying to take the real test. It is unwise to book a Driving Test if you are struggling to pass your mock tests. Focus on the areas of your driving that are weakest, so that you are confident demonstrating them to the examiner during your real Driving Test.
Avoid medication: While it may be tempting to take medication in a bid to calm your nerves, the chances are they will dull your reactions. A good night’s rest before the test is vital.
Take the first slot: P 4 Pass recommends taking your test early. The later in the day that you take your driving test the more likely you to become nervous beforehand.
Keep it a secret: The more people that know about your driving test the more pressure it adds. People that know you have been learning to drive will regularly quiz you about when your test is; don’t feel obligated to tell them! Let them know when you’ve passed it.
Think about the timing: A lot of people make the mistake of learning to drive and taking their Driving Test at the wrong time. Think about your current situation before taking driving lessons and booking a driving test. Are you expecting a baby? Are you in the middle of your exams? Any kind of additional pressure can have an impact on learning to drive and passing your test.
Book the right test centre: Driving tests are not just about learning test routes. In order to gain your full licence you should be able to drive on any road safely, but it is important that you pick a test centre that is easy for you to get to, you don’t want to be stressing out about having to travel a long distance and being late.
Don’t expect perfection: Your driving examiner isn’t expecting you to be perfect, so neither should you. You can only do your best, and if you’ve prepared properly, received quality tuition and worked on your weakest areas with your driving instructor you will be properly prepared.