Did you know 51 out of every 100 driving tests were failed between October and December 2021
We know how exciting it is to have the freedom of driving. Having your pink licence gives you your independence and flexibility, but taking your test too early can result in a failed test; knocking your confidence and leaving you disappointed.
We know how eager you will be to get that test date secured, especially with the neverending waiting list, but we just want to ensure that you are fully prepared before you book your test.
Before booking your driving test, be confident in the following:
Ensure you are passing the mocks tests that you and your instructor work on.
Make sure you can drive independently. You shouldn’t still be relying on your instructor at this stage.
You are no longer making silly mistakes.
You have your nerves under control.
Your instructor has given you the green light that you are ready.
If you aren’t nodding your head at all of the above, you should consider moving your test date back. It is free to change your appointment date, as long as it is at least three working days before your test (Monday to Saturday).
1 in 10 said they failed their driving test because of nerves.
It is normal to be nervous for your Driving Test, your examiner will try to help you be as relaxed as possible, but being in control of your nerves is a crucial skill, not just for your driving test.
If you do find yourself dreading your lessons because you’re nervous and anxious then there is a way you can help combat those negative emotions.
Driving Test Success work alongside Diane Hall who is a qualified driving instructor and therapist. Her work can help you overcome driving anxiety or test nerves, and at the same time boost competence and confidence levels so you are able to take your test in fewer repetitive lessons.
If you think this could be something that you would benefit from, take a look at Diane Hall’s Driving Test Nerves courses here.
If you are looking for more ways to ready yourself, why not look into our brand new app feature? We have recently launched a new section in our 4-in-1 app that covers all driving routines and maneuvers that you will be assessed on in your Practical Test. You will also find the top ten reasons people are failing, so you can ensure you don’t make the same mistakes.
With over 160 step-by-step training videos, you can revise and refresh yourself before and after every lesson, maximising your learning, and chances of passing.
Test drive this feature for FREE for 3 days.*
Waiting until you are fully ready for your test is a lot more productive than sitting your exam prematurely. Not only is it a waste of money but it just delays you from getting behind the wheel on your own for much longer.
Be smart, trust the process. You can’t rush these things.