We are going to cover all the useful information about the best ways on how to learn to drive, the contact details of good organisations and the ‘do’s and do not’s’ throughout the whole process. Learning to drive is hard enough, never mind learning to drive without guidance, the right contacts and the know-how on how to do things in the correct way.
Firstly, your theory test
Your theory test is a difficult one, but, if you study and put a good amount of hours into the cause, you should pass with flying colours. It’s vital that you put the hours in, the highway code isn’t something you will just know from common sense, you really do need to practice. There are plenty of good theory test revision software’s and CD’s, which will help you along the way.
Next, picking the correct driving instructor
This is a difficult thing to do. Your instructor will teach you everything you need to know, they will deal with your mistakes and help you learn from them. Some instructors want money, others want to see their students pass quickly, others want the best possible drivers to come out of their driving school. The best way to find a decent driving school is through shopping around, and trying to get other peoples personal experience of the instructor in question. Word of mouth / reviews is the best form of marketing, and there’s good reason for this. A company can bump billions into marketing – but does this make them a good company? No.
Taking your lessons
Next up, taking your lessons. You now need to master clutch control, every maneuver in the book and literally everything regarding the road. This should be done in a relaxed environment over a long period of time to ensure the learner can take all the information in to the point that it’s second nature – right until the point of taking your driving test.
The big day has arrived… your driving test!
In the UK, only 40% of students pass on their first test, but, try to go into the test with a positive frame of mind otherwise you’ll be beaten before you even take it. The driving test will be split into four different sections. The ‘show me, tell me’ section, independent driving, following the examiners directions and maneuvers. You will be allowed to make up to 15 minor faults, but no major faults. Once your test has finished the examiner will tell you if you’ve passed or not and immediately hand you the pass certificate if you have indeed passed.
What if I failed?
If you fail, you will need to look for a UK test cancellations, in the meantime continue to practice what you failed on – if you did fail due to a specific thing, work on the issue, which made you fail. Practice makes perfect and if you stick at it you will pass your practical driving test soon enough.