5 Steps to Passing Your Driving Test Quicker!
Everyone wants to learn to drive and pass their driving test in as little time as possible. Here are five steps to help you potentially shave weeks off your overall learning process.
One – Apply Early For Your Provisional Licence
It takes approximately three weeks for your provisional licence application to be processed by the DVLA and your licence delivered, however you can actually apply for your licence up to two months before your 17th birthday. By sending off your application early you can be ready to start your driving lessons soon after your birthday, with no wasted time waiting for the much needed licence!
Two – Learn Your Theory
As well as applying for your provisional licence early, you can also begin learning the highway code in preparation for the Theory test. This means you will have a full understanding of road procedures, signs and markings when you come to start your driving lessons, this is advantageous in that you can then concentrate on the practical side of learning to drive rather than being tied up with the theory as well. Passing your Theory and Hazard Perception tests early in your learning process means you will be set for booking your practical test as soon as you are ready, without the delay of the Theory and HPT late on in your training
Three – Multiple Hour Lessons
Driving lessons are traditionally taken as one hour sessions, however it is considered more beneficial to designate two hours of training per lesson. Extending this to a couple of 2-hour lessons per week will drastically reduce the overall learning time scale, by allowing time to learn and practice a routine so you can move on to the next topic in the following session.
The disadvantage of single hour lessons is that there isn’t quite enough time to fully learn a particular subject and thoroughly practice it, therefore the subject tends to span across numerous sessions.
Four – Practice, Practice, Practice
Having a car insured for your use as a learner will allow you to practice the subjects and routines learnt in your driving lessons, this will enable you to progress more swiftly by avoiding repetitive sessions. Manoeuvres in particular are exercises that tend to require plenty of practice to perfect.
Remember you must be accompanied by a full licence holder over the age of 21 with at least three years driving experience, and display L plates at the front and rear of the vehicle.
Five – Practical Test Waiting Times
When your instructor feels you are almost up to test standard, it is advised to consult your local test center to discover the current waiting times for practical test bookings. Sometimes delays can be weeks or even months, meaning this additional time can considerably lengthen the time taken to pass your test. Discussing a suitable booking time with your instructor can allow for wise use of the waiting period to finish off your training.
By taking into consideration these five points you will be set for passing your driving test in a much shorter period of time, what are you waiting for?!