How To Pass The Driving Test & Impress the Driving Examiner in 2023

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.

Make sure 
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.

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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 
for others. 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 
try again.

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. As usual 
keep safe on the road and bye for now..