Here are a few tips to help you impress the
driving examiner and pass your driving test. The examiner will ask you to read a number
plate from a distance of 20 metres if it's a new style number plate, so it's well worth making
sure you can do this before taking your first driving lesson and before booking your driving
test. Your test will end if you can't do this. If you can read a number plate then the
examiner probably won't be super impressed as it's a standard requirement but at least
you haven't wasted your time and there's. To be a good safe driver takes
time as you build up experience. Driving in different areas at different
times of the day and weather conditions will all help. But it's also useful to get a
little familiar with the driving test area, especially any tricky sections that
your instructor will know about. Practicing on these tougher road layouts
will also help you be a better driver.
Make sure your mobile phone is switched off
before taking your test. Having someone calling you to wish you luck while you're on your
test is going to be distracting and annoying. If you're taking your own car for the
test then make sure it's road legal you have an 'L' plate on the front and rear of the
car and an extra interior mirror for the examiner. The examiner might have some spare 'L' plates
and a mirror you can borrow but it would give a good impression if you came prepared. Your test
won't go ahead if your car doesn't meet the rules. Have a look at the full list of these
rules in the link in the description. Once you've arrived at the test centre
and you're waiting for the examiner, have your license actually out of your purse
or wallet in your hand ready to show them. You'll also have to sign your name.
it's the same signature as on your license. These things will make the examiner's day go a
bit more smoothly and possibly less frustrating. It might sound obvious but when the examiner calls
your name, walk over to them be friendly and greet them. Don't forget this is going to be a positive
experience where hopefully you're going to pass. They're not your enemy and they want you
to pass too. The examiner is just a normal person doing a job. They won't try and trick
you, they just want to make sure you're a safe competent and considerate driver and
not a danger to yourself or others. Please don't forget to subscribe if you
haven't already as it really helps us make more videos and it's really
appreciated. Anyway let's get back to it. Getting the show me tell me questions correct.
You'll be asked a tell me question at the start of the test before you even go driving.
Getting this right gives the examiner a good impression that you've prepared for
the test and ready to pass.
All the show me tell me questions can be found on our
website, there's a link in the description. Now this might sound obvious but when
the examiner sits in the car with you they have no idea if you can drive or not. You
might think that braking late and going fast through tight gaps shows the examiner
that you're a super confident driver. But you're probably making them feel nervous and
they're likely to use the dual controls and brake if they feel there's potential danger, resulting
in a test fail. Be confident but in a safe way. For example, not being confident and missing
opportunities to go at roundabouts will result in faults and maybe eventually failing your tests
for hesitation. It's all about getting the right balance. Confident but not taking dangerous risks.
Drive like you have been on your recent lessons. Don't change anything. Your instructor has seen
your driving and also thinks you're going to pass, so don't change how you drive just because
someone different is sitting next to you. If it helps then you could imagine that you're
a chauffeur for the examiner.
Drive smoothly, make them feel comfortable with your driving and
just take the examiner where they want you to go. The examiner might talk to you during the
test which might help with any test nerves. Of course be polite but don't talk so
much that you lose focus on your driving. If commentating on what you're doing or
seeing helps then don't be afraid to speak. It might also help the examiner understand your
thought process and what you're doing and seeing. You'll do one reversing manoeuvre. Of course it
would be great if you get it right in one go. But if you don't, try and correct it. Pull forward
and reverse back in if you think it might help but don't forget to observe around
There's a good chance that you'll get a driving fault or a minor
as they're commonly called for correcting it but at least you won't fail your whole test,
unless you've gone over 15 driving faults. If the manoeuvre is really bad then it's
worth asking the examiner for another try. If there's enough time then they may let you
Before you know it, the driving test will be over and you've hopefully passed.
If not then learn from it and just do it again. To impress the examiner doesn't mean that
you have to wear your smartest clothes, drive really slow or that you have to check
the mirrors in an over-the-top exaggerated way. Just drive normally and safely. For more driving tips we've
created a free online course. It includes all the show me tell me questions,
how to tackle roundabouts and all the driving test manoeuvres. It's completely free. There's a link
in the description and I really hope it helps. Thanks a lot for watching.
keep safe on the road and bye for now..