Tips To Prepare Driving Lessons and Driving Tests
1) Acquaint yourself with the Highway Code – This will form the basis of every driver’s journey until the day they stop driving and can be studied far in advance of even going near a car and certainly before taking any driving lessons. Some aspects may not make sense until you have had a taste of driving but it will certainly get you familiar with basic road etiquette, signs and safety.
2) Try a driving simulator. There are numerous simulator programs in which you can practice the hazard perception test as well as to “get a feel” of being behind the wheel.
3) Likewise, there are numerous forums and websites on which a person can test their knowledge in a somewhat similar situation to when they will be taking their Theory Test. Example questions will have originated from actual tests.
There are also courses for those not quite old enough to drive legally on public roads, these courses are designed and geared towards those coming of age to become used to the feel of being behind the wheel of a car. Training takes place on private roads, supervised by a driving instructor.
Those are just some of the things that a person interested in learning to drive can do in order to prepare themselves.
Likewise, finding the right driving instructor is crucial, it is important that a driving instructor make a person feel at ease whilst teaching them to drive, learning to drive can be stressful, for instructor as well as for pupil which is why it is so important to be able to feel at ease with the instructor.
All people wishing to take their driving test must fulfill with a certain number of requirements, these are stated on the application when applying for a first provisional license, however, one of the ones which a driving examiner will carry out is to see if the candidate’s sight is up to standard, this is normally done by requesting that the candidate reads a number plate from a distance, this is usually done on the way to the car.
If a candidate is taking their test in a driving instructor’s car then the examiner will be aware that the vehicle is highly likely to be in compliance with all legal requirements in order for the car as well as the driver to be driving legally on the road.
However, if a candidate has decided to take their driving test using their own vehicle or a vehicle not belonging to the driving instructor, the driving examiner should have access to ensure him/herself that the vehicle complies with all the legal requirements such as insurance, tax and MOT, in addition to this, the vehicle must be fitted with front and rear “L” plates, only once a driver has passed their driving test are they entitled to remove those plates. Any time before passing their test, a vehicle driven by a learner must display “L” plates which in turn must not be used when the vehicle is driven by a fully qualified driver.