If the big day of your driving test is just around the corner, there is no need to panic. You can follow some tips given by Dial 2 Donate or ask for information through https://www.gov.uk/browse/driving/driving-licences
Tips that will help you pass your driving test smoothly
You have come this far. You applied for your provisional license and got it. You passed the Theory test and now all that is remaining is the practical test. You can surely do it. Don’t go about asking others for advice at the last minute. You will get nervous and lose all of your confidence. So meditate for a while of you think you are too nervous. Then think of all the hard work you have done to achieve this much. Repeat to yourself that you can do it and you will do it.
Practice, practice and some more practice
Practice is the only way to gain confidence. Driving is not something that we can learn by theory only. You need to go out on the road and face it practically. When you practice, you get to know what the hurdles are that may come your way while on the road.
Remember the instructions you have been given
Take a deep breath and calm yourself. Believe in yourself and be confident. Try to remember all the points your instructor had given you each time you made a mistake. More than the theoretical part, remember what you have been doing while on practical classes.
Clarify all your doubts early
Do not leave your queries and doubts for the last day. Ask your instructor as and when you get a query about your driving. You may have to practice what you have clarified in order to be thorough with it. Be well aware of all the positions of the accelerator, brakes, clutch and gears.
Arrive early for the test
Do not make an opportunity to arrive late. Start early from home and reach as early as possible. This way you can avoid last minute traffic jams and blocks. Once you get the feeling that you will be late, y ou may start to panic. Everything you memorised or organised in your mind may simply disappear and you may feel blank upon arriving late. So try to avoid all that confusion and reach as early as possible.
Use the car you are comfortable with
Never ever pick a car you are not familiar with on the day of your driving test. This could prove to be a disaster as you will find yourself trying to familiarise with the controls of the car instead of concentrating on what you should remember and how you can approach the road confidently.
Rehearse the route mentally
It would be a good idea to rehearse the previous day near the test centre. If possible go for test drives beforehand and familiarise yourself with the route. This way you will become aware of the signs, symbols and turnings of the road. You will be more confident if you know the route.
Watch out while you drive
During the test, remember that the most important aspect while driving is to keep yourself and others safe. Keep your eyes on the road and try to follow the rules as much as possible.