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Useful tips to pass your driving test

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Getting your driving license can be one of the most memorable experiences in your life. After they pass their driving test, many people often go out for a drive with others to celebrate their accomplishments. So you are about to experience this fantastic feeling yourself. But it’s only natural that you’ll need some preparation before taking your driver’s seat for the first time.

Below are some tips to help you get through your driving test successfully and receive your license without any issues.

steering wheel (©Edvin Johansson)
steering wheel (©Edvin Johansson)

Take an online test.

Taking your driving test can be very difficult because it requires you to put in quite a lot of effort. However, if you’re not confident enough to prepare for the real thing, it’s always advisable to take an easy online course to refresh your memory. If this one ends up being successful, you’ll feel more prepared once the day comes for your actual exam.

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Remember your pre-drive checklist.

Your pre-drive checklist should be written down and memorized. The last thing you want is to forget a routine or, even worse – break a rule that can result in your license being suspended for a while. Here’s an example of what your pre-drive checklist could look like:

  1. Turn off the radio/music player.
  2. Check the mirrors and blind spots.
  3. Adjust the seat so it’s comfortable enough for you.   
  4. Open the windows slightly to stop condensation from building up on the inside.
  5. Adjust the rearview mirror so you can see clearly behind you.
  6. Check both outside environments before starting moving.
  7. Put indicator on before pulling out into traffic.
  8. Check to see if there are any pedestrians around before moving.
  9. When ready, pull out and start driving.
  10. Ensure you’re following all the rules of the road.
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Always stay within 5 mph of the speed limit.

When you’re on the road, one of the most important things to remember is that you must obey all speed limits. By doing so, it will also be easier for you to determine if your actions are safe or not while driving since they’ll always correspond with the speed limit you’re supposed to be following.

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Parking properly after you’ve arrived.

This is something that can be done through practice and experience. When you’re just a beginner driver, it’s a good idea to practice parking your car every time you have some free time. This way, you’ll get used to the area and learn how much space you need for your vehicle. In addition, it will allow you to master your skills and help improve even further – resulting in an effortless exam.

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Always follow your instructor’s advice.

Remember that your driving instructor is trying to do their job correctly by making all their students pass their exams. If you’re in the middle of your driving lessons and they ask you to do something, it’s probably for a good reason. So make sure that you always follow their advice closely when in the exam to ensure that you’ll pass the test.

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Break gently, not too hard or soft.

This is one of the most important things you have to remember when taking your driving test. It’s often difficult for instructors to decide if their students are ready for this exam because sometimes, people go too fast or brake way too hard. If you ever find yourself in a similar situation, make sure that you break gently and try not to hit anything on the side of the road. This will make it easier for the examiner to see what kind of driver you genuinely are ahead of time before beginning the actual test.

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Complete your test ride without any issues.

It’s always beneficial if you complete a few practices runs before going into the actual examination. You’ll have a better idea of what to expect and won’t be as anxious while driving since you’ll know what’s expected from you during certain moments throughout the drive. Also, ensure not to speed during your practice sessions because this could count against you when attempting your actual test.

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The key to success in your test is to not only know the rules and regulations but to be able to apply them correctly while on the road. Remember, Even if you drive smoothly, it can still affect your test results because other factors make up the overall score, such as defensive driving. So if you’re not one for following speed limits, try to avoid situations where you might be forced to break them. By following these tips, you’ll be able to pass your exam with flying colors and receive your license without any issues.

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