Pass Your Road Test the First Time

Road Test Prep

Driving lessons teach new drivers the skills they need to become safe and confident drivers.  With practice, skills like turning left at an intersection, parallel parking, and lane changes will become driving techniques you will feel comfortable doing.  To help prepare you for your road test, here are the best practices to keep in mind:

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Best Approach to Practice

Late afternoon, just before evening rush hour, is a great time to practice for your driving test.  There is enough traffic to interact with, but not so much that the pressure is overwhelming to do a maneuver like parallel parking.  If you are close to your road test date, it is best to practice about an hour at a time.  Also, it is a good idea to get behind the wheel every day to help build on your driving skills.  With an hour’s worth of practice, you have enough time to review the skills you are good at and get better at the skills that need improvement.  Throughout your hour practice time, your co-driver should not be giving you instruction on how to do something.  The only thing a co-driver should be doing is providing feedback after you have confidently completed your maneuvers.  Good decisions behind the wheel is what drivers will need to show on their road test.  The driving examiner only directs you as to where and when to turn and is looking for you to demonstrate your skills.

Road Test Package

Our driving school Young Drivers offers road test packages to help you on the road to your drivers license.  This package includes a review lesson a week or two before your drive test booking, a warm up lesson immediately before your driving test, and the use of the car for the day of the test.  The benefit of this package is access to driving experts who will take you through a simulated road test.  A test run is good mental preparation as well as the added bonus of finessing the driving skills you need to show the examiner.

Remember that your driving instructor would not send you for the road test if they did not feel you were ready.  You are not alone if you are feeling anxious.  Rest assured that Young Drivers is here to help put your mind at ease.  We have taught over 1 million students and we can help you pass the road test the first time.

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