Taking your driving test for the first time can be an incredibly nerve-wracking experience. Whether it’s your first time taking your test or your fifth, it’s a good idea to prepare yourself so you can be at your best behind the wheel.
Here’s our top 3 driving test tips to keep you cool and confident:
1. Take a mock test
One of the best ways to improve your chances of passing your driving test is to take a mock test. Be sure to ask your instructor to evaluate your driving under test conditions, using a test route. Not only will this give you all of the practice you need for the big day, but it will also help to calm your nerves. Repeat this process as necessary until you are able to pass the mock test.
2. Sleep, eat, drive, repeat
A few weeks before your test, see if you can get some extra driving practice in. Whether this means upping your lessons to three hours a week or getting insured on a friend or family member’s car and practising with learner plates, spending a lot of time on the road will help you to feel more prepared and comfortable for your test.
If you can get into a good sleeping routine during this period, this will also help you to feel more prepared for the big day. Getting between 7 and 8 hours of sleep a night and eating healthily will ensure that your body and brain are functioning at their best.
3. Try to stay calm
We know it’s easier said than done, but staying calm during your test can be a sure fire way to increase your chances of passing. If you feel like you’ve made a mistake or begin to feel overwhelmed, try taking a moment to breathe.
Count to three.
Remember, there’s a good chance that your mistake is just a minor, which means you can still pass. Relax, don’t rush and don’t be afraid to ask your instructor questions if you don’t understand something.
For more tips on taking your test, or if you’re looking for driving lessons, visit Alfie’s Driving School today.