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Nervous About Your Important Practical Driving Test? Chase Away The Nerves

  • Posted: 27-07-2016  In: Driving Tips

    Several people fail to pass the driving test on their first attempt. No wonder, with the odds stacked up against them, a practical driving test date can bring back memories of school examinations. The nerves and jitters we feel now are similar to how we felt then.

    Are you anxiously awaiting your test date, but are afraid your nerves will get the better of you? Read these tips to keep those jitters away:

    1. Know what to expect on the driving day. Getting to the test centre without knowing what to expect will only increase your stress levels. Ask your driving instructor to give you a mock test. This will give you an idea of what to expect and your level of preparedness.
    2. Learn as many tips as you can. If you have problems with certain manoeuvres, ask your instructor for advice. Make sure there is no confusion in your mind by the time your date arrives.
    3. While you may know exactly how to drive safe, lack of driving experience can be a setback. So practice as much as you can, especially turning, reversing around the corner, parallel and bay parking. Practice until you are confident.
    4. Be familiar with the driving test routes. Of course, your instructor will not remember each road, but he must be aware of the complex turns and other such routes to help you practice.
    5. If you are still in your learning phase and have only one session per week, increase your lessons to 2 or more per week. This will help you get ready for the test sooner.
    6. Try to keep your test low key. You might feel more pressured if many people knew you were attempting one.
    7. Make sure you drive independently. During lessons, you will mostly be driving with your instructor. Get on the roads by yourself. This will allow you to become an independent and confident driver.
    8. Book a suitable time for your test. A test scheduled too early in the morning can result in you forgetting a number of basic rules. Avoid rush hours and go for quieter hours of the day. Afternoon test timings prove to be the most suitable ones.

    Have you already booked the test but want to attempt it sooner? We know it is difficult for you to keep track of practical driving test cancellations while preparing for the test. How about we do it for you and you get ready for a quick driving test? Here’s how it works.