Regardless of how many hours you require to learn to drive, the examination is the most critical time to determine if you are fully prepared. Although the main role of the examiner is to watch your overall driving experience, there are always particular aspects that they will be watching so that they know you are prepared to drive. In order to help students pass their test, we have compiled a few tips and hints that can be used to impress your driving examiner.
- Know your mirrors
Most, if not all driving manoeuvres require the use of your mirrors, which is why it’s vital that you know how to correctly use and set up your mirrors. Before you set off on your journey, be sure to check over each mirror thoroughly so that you can clearly see the side of the vehicle, as well as behind the car. When carrying out a manoeuvre, the first step is to also check your mirrors in the appropriate format, beginning with the rear view and then the appropriate side mirror.
- Be confident
It’s understandable that you may get nervous – after all this is your practical driving test, but it’s key that you resemble confidence throughout. One of the key characteristics that your examiner will be checking over is whether you are getting nervous due to the test or because you are driving in general – which could potentially unease the examiner. That being said, it’s vital that you don’t appear overconfident, where you are placing your own judgement and courage over the safety of you and other drivers.
- Show initiative
Even experienced drivers will encounter new events or scenarios from time to time, which is why it’s likely that a situation or two may occur on your test. If such an occurrence does happen, be sure to show your initiative and take action yourself rather than waiting for the examiner to tell you what to do.
- React to road signs and markings
Even if the sign or marking may not directly impact you, your examiner will be impressed if they can see that you are observant. For instance, if you recognise a crossroads ahead sign, it may be worth preparing to break in case of a dangerous driver suddenly appears without consideration of you.
- First impressions
Despite mentioning this tip last, it’s the first step in order to impress your driving examiner. Although all driving inspectors are fully qualified professionals and have the role of analysing your driving capabilities, they will still have their own impression and judgement of you and your attitude. Although his should never directly factor your overall result, it can still be a factor worth remembering – as manners cost nothing.
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