Getting on the roads legally is the best way to ensure you don’t pay through the nose for travel costs. Thousands of people pass their test and obtain their licence each and every year. With that in mind, we thought today would be a good time to release a post that presents you with some handy tips. If you choose to follow our advice, we are certain you’ll manage to pass your test in less than three months. At the end of the day, it all comes down to the level of commitment you’re willing to give. So long as you make this your main goal and concentrate all your efforts on learning how to drive properly, there is no reason you shouldn’t have a licence by Christmas.
Throughout the course of this post, we’re going to give you some advice that could make all the difference to your success. Contrary to popular belief, you have to work hard to achieve a passing grade, and you’re never going to impress your instructor until you take the endeavour seriously. For that reason, you should put your feet up and read through all the information here thoroughly. While it’s not going to turn you into an amazing driver overnight, it’s a great place to start your education. Considering all that, let’s get down to business!
Ask a friend or family member to give you some experience
So long as you have someone sat next to you who passed their test more than two years ago, you can drive on a provisional licence. Of course, you’ll need to obtain suitable insurance and place “L plates” on the vehicle to stay within the law. However, that means you can start learning before spending money on lessons. Even after you first sit with your instructor, you should still aim to practice driving in your spare time. Local supermarket car parks are usually a good place to start, but just make sure you use them after hours. Once you feel more confident, you could try driving on quiet roads in your area.
Buy your lessons in bulk
There are two main advantages to buying your lessons in bulk. The first relates to a significant reduction in price. Most driving schools will know around 10% off the cost of each lesson if you book more than ten at any one time. The other main advantage is that you’ll get to take your lessons more frequently. Just make sure you speak to the driving school ahead of time to ensure they can accommodate your schedule. Ideally, you’ll want lessons in three-hour blocks, and you should aim to take three of these each week for the fastest results.
Purchase a wide range of learning aids
There are many products on the market today that claim to increase your chances of passing first time around. Which you purchase should depend on how you usually learn best. Some people find that buying books and reading is the most-effective way of getting the information into their heads. Others prefer a more hands-on approach. If you fit the latter category, you should consider some of the best DVDs and CD-ROM learning aids available today. Most driving schools will stock these products. However, you can always purchase them online if you have trouble getting hold of the one you want. At the end of the day, they should help you to become a safer driver.
Practice in all weather conditions
It is important that you’re confident when driving in all weather conditions. You might slip up if you’re not used to driving in the rain, and it pours down on the day of your test. So, it will make sense for you to practice whenever the heavens open. Of course, you might not be in a position to work on your driving in the snow if it’s not the right time of year. Even so, you should aim to take the car out for a spin whenever you notice conditions you’ve not experienced before. That is the only way to ensure you’re confident enough to deal with anything on the day of your test.
Get to know the test routes
Most driving schools do not bother making their test routes a secret, and so you should ask about them at the earliest possible opportunity. So long as you know the most-likely routes you will take on the day of your test; you should be able to practice them ahead of time. Not only will doing this make you feel more relaxed, but it will also let you know exactly what’s in store on the big day. There are a number of variable elements you can’t possibly predict like the amount of other cars on the road. However, if you get the route down, at least that is one less thing to worry about.
Spend time relaxing before your test
While some people sit and go over things multiple times before their test, we think you’ll do better if you clear your mind and try to relax. Perhaps there is an open green space somewhere near the test centre where you could sit and gather your thoughts? Whatever you decide to do, it’s important that you’re not stressed when you get in the car with the examiner. He/she will sense your nerves and presume you’re just not confident enough to have a licence yet.
On top of all that, it’s a good idea to find out which model you will be driving during your test ahead of time. If you expect the driving school will ask you to use a hybrid or electric car, you might need to perform some extra practice and research.
With the information you’ve just read in this post, you should be in the best position to pass your test in under three months. If you need any extra advice, there are lots of articles online that you’ll find by performing a simple Google search.
We wish you the best of luck and hope to see you on the roads soon.