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Preparing for Your Driving Theory and Practical Test

man driving carGot a driving theory and practical test coming up? Once you’ve completed your lessons, you just have one final hurdle before you can get your license. Taking your driving test can be daunting, but the key is to prepare.

Here, you’ll discover how to prepare for your driving theory and practical test.

Make sure you’ve had enough lessons

Before taking your tests, it’s important to make sure you’ve had enough lessons. The number of lessons you’ll need will depend upon your own abilities. You should feel comfortable behind the wheel and confident enough in your newly learned driving skills.

If you haven’t had enough lessons, it can prove disastrous. Many road traffic accident claims are made against new drivers; especially those who haven’t had enough lessons.

Read through the Highway Code

Your theory test is going to offer multiple choice questions, based off things you’ll learn in the Highway Code. This gets updated frequently, so it’s best to read through it before you take your test. It will also help you with the hazard perception test.

Utilise practice tests

Did you know you can take practice theory tests? The government has a great selection of practice questions you can try. There is also a lot of software and books out there which offer practice theory test questions.

The more practice tests you do, the more familiar you’ll get with the test. This can help to ease your nerves on the day, as well as help you revise.

Learn potential test routes

When it comes to the actual driving test, it’s a good idea to learn potential routes you might be taking. That way, you can practice them ahead of time. Of course, this won’t help with the questions they ask you along the way, such as showing them how to work certain parts of the vehicle. However, it will help you to familiarise yourself with the routes which will make it less daunting on test day.

Familiarise yourself with car safety checks

Another part of the practical test involves ‘show me, tell me’ style questions. For example, you may be asked how you’d wash and clean the front windscreen. They are basically questions relating to the safety of the car. So, familiarise yourself with how cars work and the key safety features you need to be aware of.

There are lots of ways to prepare for your driving practical and theory test. The above are some of the best things you can do to make sure you are adequately prepared. Remember, the more time you practice, the more likely you’ll be to pass on the first attempt.