Top tips to pass your Driving test more quickly with ASAP School of Motoring.
Here are some handy hints to help you pass your driving test with flying colours, whatever your approach.
1. To boost your memory
Use mental associations by making lists and creating visual associations. For example for every road rule attach a visual picture to it, eg a mental 'snapshot' of a scene where the rule has been applied. And for every traffic sign imagine yourself taking your theory test.
2. Repetition is the key
On test day you'll really appreciate all the work you put in going over theory information and practising your manoeuvres again and again.
3. Study with a friend
Studies show that people learn faster with a study buddy, so team up with a friend and test each other with questions and tricky scenarios. Study diagrams and video clips (hazard perception).
4. Observe other people driving
Not for tips (as people with licences may have a few bad driving habits), but to test yourself on real-life scenarios so you can think about what you would have done if you'd been in the driving seat.
5. Use relaxation techniques
Everyone worries that their minds will go blank in a test, so if you start to panic, focus on your breathing (most of us forget to breathe when we're nervous or scared). Take three slow deep breaths – this will calm the body, lower adrenaline levels and relax any tense muscles.
6. Don't pile on the pressure
Keep the tests in perspective. It's not the end of the world if you do something wrong or even fail. You can take them again. It is not the most important thing in your life.
7. Deal with stress
Don't let stress drive you. If you feel panic creeping over you, slow down, take a deep breath, tell yourself you can do it and simply focus on the road ahead.
8. Get a good night's sleep before your tests
Being tired can really affect your memory recall and driving. Clear mind makes you more alert.
9. Listen hard
Focus on what the examiner says and don't be afraid to ask them to repeat an instruction if you're unsure of what they mean.
10. Think positively at all times
How we think directly affects our behaviour, so picture yourself driving smoothly and confidently. Remember, thousands of people across the world pass their driving test every day – you can too! Even if you make an error focus on what you will be doing next , do not dwell on error previously made.
Good Luck on your Test Day!
Jack - ASAP School of Motoring
Member since: 5th October 2010
Beginners 5 hours £50 (subject to terms and conditions).
Then £18 per hour
Pass plus £99
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