The 3 steps to passing your driving test
The first step is to find the right driving school, now we think that’s us, we want you to pick up the phone and give us a call, but we know most customers will want to have a look around before making a final decision so what we are going to do is help you find the right driving school. http://searchfordrivinglessons.co.uk/
The problem that you have is a lack of understanding when it comes to asking the right questions to get the right answers for you. What you are likely to do is ask the driving school for their prices, pass rate, location and maybe the type of car, and the information given to you isn’t enough to help you decide who is definitely going to be the best. What you do in fact is go with a bit of gut feeling.
The questions you ought to ask are these.
1. How long have you been trading as a driving school for?
2. Who will be teaching me, you or someone else?
3. Is that person a fully qualified driving instructor or are they still in training?
4. What type of driving lessons do you offer?
5. What is your current grade?
6. Since you were last graded what extra training have you taken?
Ok so let’s break this down a little, there is new information here that you will not have come across before. You will find some driving instructors have not yet qualified and that’s fine, but as long as you are aware of that.
All driving instructors are graded, so when you compare price you can compare that to the grade.
And even if the person is a grade A, that could have been two years ago, what training courses have they taken since?
We also encourage you to ask what type of lessons are offered. All driving instructors pretty much agree the driving test is not sufficient because it does not cover driving at night, in bad weather or motorways. So all good schools will offer post test driving lessons. If they do not, don’t even look at them twice.
Can you see by asking these types of questions you are going to draw stronger conclusions in to which driving school you choose.
Step 2 – How To Pass First Time
This is a question on all the lips of learner drivers, and it’s partly because no one wants to fail, and we all want the best opportunities. Oh and who wants to fail and fail again?
The secret to passing first time is actually your first driving lesson, what the school should be doing is teaching you what the examiner needs to see from you.
Now it is the job of the driving examiner to make sure you are a safe driver and that you can drive without any assistance, so what does it take to become a safe driver?
The driving examiner is going to look at 4 aspects of your driving, the first being about your attitude, do you want to be a safe driver? Then are you in control of the car at all times? Are able to spot hazards and avoid them. And are you obeying the Highway Code?
Now wouldn’t it make perfect sense if you practiced these four steps on everything you learned when learning to drive? Don’t you feel that this would make you a naturally safe driver with the ability to shine on the driving test?
Passing your driving test is not a game, you cannot fluke passing your driving test, but you can give yourself the best opportunity of passing by preparing properly.
Step 3 – Are you sure you are ready?
Many learner drivers are reliant on their driving instructor saying if they are ready or not, but if you think about it, that’s not good enough. Surely the learner needs to know, its apart of fault analysis.
This is how we help you recognise that you are ready, it also helps you when you are driving so you can detect if you are getting things wrong or not.
So here goes.
When you start learning to drive we will present you with a driving lesson syllabus, it lists all the activities you need to do in order to pass your driving test and you also grade your ability. The first level is when you are introduced to the skills, the second level is when you need some assistance and the third level is marked off when you can do the skill by yourself.
Before you go into your driving test you will have completed the syllabus but also you will have passed a mock driving test and you will be driving without the help of your driving instructor.
Looking back at yourself you can say you are prepared, you are ready and you have the confidence to go with it. You see learning to drive is not that complicated if you do it properly.
Step 4 – How to save over £500 on Passing Your Driving Test
There are three areas you can look at where you can save around £300 a time. The first method is to pass your driving test at the first time, and we have just shown you how. Now for the remaining £600 and this relates to how you take your driving lessons.
The DVSA state the average driver needs 47 hours of professional driving tuition along with 20 hours of private practice, so if you are taking one hour a week that’s almost a year to pass your driving test and a lot of money.
The problem is simple, most people do not know how to take driving lessons. They will have a lesson here, a lesson there, and it all leads to a total lack of coordination. What you end up with is a learner driver taking way too many driving lessons.
In fact they totally miss the point of cheap driving lessons which is kind of ironical when many people search for cheap driving lessons. What happens is they end up spending more money than most learners because they do not know how to take proper driver lessons.
What you need to do is to save up a little, not a lot, but enough so you can afford a 2 hour driving lessons every 3 or 4 days. So you have 2 pupils, Lucy and Rachael. They both have 10 hours of driving tuition, Lucy takes one hour a week every week and Rachael has 2 hour lessons every 3 or 4 days. After 10 hours of driving who do you think has leaned more?
Of course the answer is Rachel because she has more time to think and learn on each driving lesson and less time to forget in between driving lessons.
Say for one moment you took a 1 hour driving lesson every 7 days and you needed fifteen minutes to go over what you did in the previous week. It means that for every 4 hours of lessons you have lost one hour on a re-cap! So if you take 1 hour every week for 47 weeks you are wasting around 12 hours. That’s a lot of money.
However if you follow Rachael from our previous example you can also cancel out the cost of expensive private lessons with mum or dad. The cost to insure a car, fuel it and cover the cost of wear and tear and easily amount to £30 a week, so imagine doing that over the course of 3 months. Very quickly you can burn through £400.
The point of all of this is simple.
Choose to learn in a proper way and you will save well over £500.