Passing your driving test is an import aspect of the whole learning to drive experience. And for most of us we want to pass on the first go. But what does it take to pass your driving test? Well it’s not as hard as you think. It is actually quite simple and that is if you are smart about it. Just remember when you are tested there is a set of criteria’s that you need to meet and in short you need to show that safety comes first and that you have an understanding of road rule and you obeyed by them. So let’s look at some of the things smart learners do to pass their driving test.
1. They start Early.
And by that I don't mean you start early in the morning, although that has some benefits as well. But what I mean is, obtain your learners permit as soon as you can. Don't wait till you are close to your 18th birthday and you start seeing all your friends getting close to completing 120 hours of driving and start to get envious about them having their license before you. Starting early will take away the pressure of having to complete 120 hours in a shorter period of time and also can ensure that you are driving not long after your 18th birthday. Which I remember for me was one of the best times of my life.
2. They do lots of different driving.
It’s understandable at times it can be difficult enough to get your hours up let alone than drive in unfamiliar areas. But continuing to drive towards the same destination, limits on how must experience you get under different situations and therefor jeopardizes your chances of passing your driving test the first time. Aim to drive during different times and days, during good and bad weather. Also driving towards different destinations and different roads and suburbs is going to put you a head of any other learner that keeps to the same familiar roads for 120 hours, and will increase the chance of passing your driving test on the first go. Remember not all Melbourne roads are the same. Some are congested and require us to be a lot more attentive and responsive and other areas are less congested and may require less attention and awareness. Driving in different conditions and roads more often than not builds your experience of handling difficult situation that may be presented to you on the day of the test, be the one that will be able to cope with this type of stress a lot easier than someone that has not exposed themselves to it.
3. They take the most of each driving experience.
I have left the best for last. This is most important to incorporate while learning to drive. I can't stress enough the importance of treating each time you drive as an experience to learn from and develop. Most learners treat is as another hour or two to add to their log book but that isn't going to be enough because once your hours have been approved the real test in how you drive. One hundred and twenty hours of driving is a long time, use that time to enhance your driving skills in hazard perception, decision making, judgment, anticipating the actions of other road users and your knowledge in road rules.
And lastly we hope that this has added value to your life and if you find that you are having any troubles with your learning journey and require assistance we are here to assist you. We are just a phone call away. In the meantime, take care on the road and make the most of your driving experience!!!
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