#10 Tips to pass your practical driving test – License Test
Applying for your driving test – license test can be a daunting task. So many people fail their driving test for trivial reasons. We’ve put together #10 of our top tips to help you pass your license test first time round!
#1. Familiarize yourself with the driving test route
There are a lot of learner drivers on threads such as whirlpool, boredofstudies.org asking the same question time and time again. Does anyone know the driving test route of ………?
Whilst it’s a good question to ask, you’d likely get startled if the driving test officer mixed it up a bit. We recommend a few weeks before you apply for your practical driving test to drive around the area of the department of motor vehicle, licensing, transport and roads service centre in your area.
Familiarize yourself with the areas; traffic lights, stop signs, pedestrians, school traffic zones, speed limits, give way, speed bumps and traffic congestion in that area.
#2. Know your dashboard
Before you even get on the road to take the Drive Test your instructor will ask you to show you know how to use things like indicators, hazard lights, windscreen wipers and demisters. Put a little time aside to get to know exactly where they are and how they work.
#3. How to change lanes
It’s important to practise moving from one lane to another, both in quiet and busy traffic. Plan to change lanes at least once every driving session
#4. How to reverse park
Find a quiet street with parallel parking and spend some time reversing into parks, then pulling out and doing it again until you’re confident you can get it right every time.
#5. How to do three-point turns
Find a quiet spot (e.g., a car park, your driveway, a nearby court or cul-de-sac) to spend some time perfecting your ability to turn a car around in a tight spot.
#6. How to drive in busy traffic
Make sure at least some of your practise driving sessions take place at busy times, like peak hour on a main road or freeway.
#7. How to merge with other traffic
Head for nearby arterial or main roads and spend some time exiting and entering to get a feel for merging with the flow of other traffic.
#8. How to drive on straight and curved roads
For straight driving practise head to the freeway, the highway or the city centre. For curved roads head out to the countryside, the coast or the hills.
#9. How to turn left and right at intersections
Plan to make at least one left-hand and one right-hand turn every time you go out for a practise drive.
Most importantly remember to relax during your practical driving test – license test. There are so many good drivers who fail for this reason alone.