Getting your driver’s license is a big moment. There are only a few parts of growing up that have more than a symbolic meaning , but getting your driver’s license is amongst them – suddenly you’ll have freedom!
All the excitement means it’s easy to be as nervous about your driver’s test as any other exam – but you just need to be prepared!. Luckily, a lot of the same tips apply to preparing for and passing your driving test as apply to any other exam.
Know your stuff
In terms of the theory test, this is easy to do – learn the theory by rote using flashcards or whatever your preferred method is. As you would with any other exam, read, copy, repeat. For the practical aspect, obviously the main answer is to practice driving as much as you can – but specifically, find out as much as you can about your local friends’ driving tests. What routes did they take, what manoeuvres were they asked to perform? Obviously you’ll want to practise them all anyway – but it doesn’t hurt to try and have an idea of what might come up. If nothing else, it will make you feel less nervous.
Drive, drive, drive
This was touched on in point one, but it absolutely deserves its own bullet point. Practicing isn’t just about learning the moves and perfecting them, although it is – when it comes to practising driving, you’re also sharpening your reflexes and reactions and becoming a better driver with every hour behind the wheel. This will increase your confidence as well as your skills, and both will make you more likely to pass.
Online test practise
Something you’ll also want to make use of to get your driver’s license is online practice tests – if you practice the test as well as actually driving, you’ll be on top of your game. These are simulations that are very similar to the real deal, so you will feel like you know what to expect on the day. Do as many as you can! Just make sure you’re doing the ones appropriate to your state, or that would be a nasty shock on the day.
Passing your driving test is just like any other exam – be prepared, and you can’t go far wrong.as long as you make sure you know your theory, have practised all the maneuvers and routes you can think of and you’re sure you’ve taken every online practice test there is, then you can ace your driving test!