Driving Test for Young Drivers

  • Posted: 02-10-2017  In: Driving Tips

    The driving test is important for everyone who owns a car and wishes to drive freely and legally around the country. Passing this test is mandatory to receive the driving license which is required to drive on the roads. Despite the necessity, people of all ages (above 17 years old) embark the choo-choo of driving examination of which most are the young lads from different backgrounds. However, there are few things that every youngster need to keep in mind before jumping into the car for the driving test.

    1. Questions & Answers While Driving

    Instructors ask several questions to candidates during the driving tests. According to DVSA, these questions can be about vehicle-safety (minimum two questions). The instructor breaks the ice first by asking the ‘tell me, show me’ type of questions. Young candidate must answer it by checking for basic things such as checking the tyre pressure or simple get-in do’s of the vehicle. However, the ‘show-me questions’ are mostly asked while driving. These questions are not too hard, in fact, they are a piece of cake. The instructor can ask you to show him how the wipers work or how to wash the windscreen using the wipers etc.

    2. Using the Satellite Navigation

    Every vehicle in Britain today is equipped with Sat Nav. It is certain to expect that instructors at some point while driving, will ask the young candidates to use the Sat Nav for navigation purpose. Now, these are two things at the same time, one: consulting the Sat Nav for direction, second: maintaining focus on the road. Since you cannot use your own Sat Nav, you need to learn to use the TomTom Start 52. The instructor will enter coordinates of his desire, and you need to follow it. Remember, taking a wrong turn might not cause failure unless you do something that worth a fault.

    3. Independent Driving Test


    It is more like a part of the driving that allows the instructors to tell the young drivers about getting to a certain location without manual or Sat Nav instructions. Drivers need to drive and act professionally while driving, this test lasts for 10 minutes. However, from December 2017, it will be of 20 minutes so hurry-up and get your license now.

    4. Traffic Signals & Road Signs

    One out of five tests will be about the road signs and signals. Young drivers must learn and follow the roads accordingly and on time. Instructor specifically notices how you drive or react while passing by a road sign or approaching a traffic signal. Out 55% driving test failure, 25% are failed during the road sign test. Therefore, study every road sign, and rules for traffic signals before going for the driving test.

    5. Reverse Parking and Manoeuvring

    Here’s the most failing reason of candidates while driving. Reverse parking is the cream of driving tests, and most instructors focus on this along with manoeuvring than any other test, but that doesn’t mean the rest are not necessary or does not have a failure rate. Reverse parking has more failure rate than any other test. Therefore, use the side and rear mirror for reverse driving, get a good hold of the steering and do not panic and DO NOT LOOK BEHIND TO CHECK FOR OBJECTS AND OBSTACLES WHILE REVERSE PARKING.