Passing your driving test is a big deal. It can also be pretty scary! The good news is you can make things much easier for yourself by following the tips below.
Practice likely routes
Prepare the type of route you can expect. OK so the driving test routes aren't published but it's pretty easy to get a good idea of the type of things you will encounter. First of all, the roads around the test centre are a good thing to revise. Next, you can get your instructor to take you on a mock test around these areas so you are well-practiced. Additionally, wherever possible be sure to practice the larger complicated roundabouts as these are almost certain to come in at least some form during your test.
Brush up on your theory
I know, I know! You have already passed your theory test, otherwise, you wouldn't be able to sit your practical. However, just because you have that piece of paper, doesn't mean you can just forget everything you learned. Indeed, it is quite likely that you will be asked or have to show that you understand things such as the meaning of road signs, and other parts of the highway code to pass.
Choose a supportive instructor
Choosing an instructor that you know will be supportive of you can make a massive difference to the ease with which you pass your test when the time comes. OK, so they won't be there with you, but most people have a 2 hours lesson before either test to help them get into the swing of things by the time they need to be seen by the examiner.
Of course, by choosing an instructor that you are comfortable with, you will make all your lessons leading up to this point, as well as the test preparation much easier, and this confidence and calmness are bound to shine through during your test.
Do not psych yourself out
Yes, it's a driving test, but they aren't going to ask you to do anything other than what you have already been doing successfully in your lessons. With that in mind, it's a good idea to keep as calm as possible. This means getting a good night's sleep the night before,m and eating a well-balanced and nutritious meal about an hour before your test time, as this will make sure you are alert and awake.
You may even choose to book your spot from Cancelled Driving Tests that are available. Indeed, this can work wonders if you are of a nervous disposition because it means you won't have much time to get into your head, and psych yourself out, Something that can make you much calmer and help you to pass your test on the day.
Don't panic if you make a mistake
I know it can be hard not to lose your head or become demotivated if you think you have made a mistake, but the truth of the matter is you just don't know whether this will affect your passing or not. With that in mind, it's essential that you remain calm and collected and finish your test in the best way possible. After all, you won't want to get to the end only to be told the mistake you thought would cause you to fail, didn't and it was your driving after that was the problem!