Here at A Grade Driving School we are committed to equipping learner drivers with all the necessary skills to ensure they go into their practical driving exam with the best possible chance of success. While some of the tips below may seem obvious these can often be forgotten under the intense pressure of the driving test. Here are some top tips to help ensure you pass your driving test with flying colours.
Keep calm and try to relax
While the driving test can be a highly stressful experience the more calm candidates are able to stay, the more focused they will be on the test and the road. Learners should aim to drive as if they normally would with their parents or driving instructor.
– Familiarise yourself with the relevant resources provided by the Department of Transport including road rules, structure of the practical test and which manoeuvres you will need to correctly perform.
– Know what the assessor is looking for.
This includes signaling, perceiving hazards, steering and staying centred in the road, and smooth movement of the vehicle. Know specifically what constitutes an automatic fail so you know to focus on NOT doing these.
– Check blind spots when turning corners, changing lanes or pulling over to the kerbside. Do this as often as possible as it indicates good driving habits and examiners are likely to award extra marks.
Practice Under Exam Conditions Before the Test
At the end of the day, the old adage ‘practice makes perfect’ could not be truer when taking the practical driving test. The more practice that you have had the more comfortable you will feel and the better you will be able to perform. Practice from a professional driving instructor helps to best identify where to improve and gives specific advice that is tailored to you. This gives you the best chance of getting your license the first time round and with it – ultimate freedom!
To book a driving lesson with one of our professional team give us a call today on 1300 885 585.