Driving Test: Signs You’re Not Ready For Your Test


Did you know that approximately 50% of people fail their first driving test? Yep, that’s right. According to statistics from the DVSA, many book the driving test before they’re ready. Booking a test too early is not good for you or the instructor. How do you know you’re not ready? We’ve compiled a list that will help you gain some clarity on the situation. 


You’re feeling extremely nervous when driving

At the beginning of your lessons, nerves are understandable and to be expected. Trying something new and being responsible for a car with people in it is scary! Plus, the pressure and intensity of the test too. We get it, you’re only human after all.

Having said that if you are a nervous ball of energy every time a new car appears and the thought of driving on your own terrifies you, you are probably not ready to take the next step yet, and that is okay!


You’re not prepared for the unexpected

Knowing how to drive a car is one thing but having the length of experience of driving a car is another. You need to know how to adapt to changing conditions and be able to make quick decisions when needed. If you’re still hesitating, you might get marked down for this.


You haven’t completed the recommended number of lessons

Everyone is different and learns at varying speeds. Whilst there is no set number of lessons you must complete before taking a driving test, the DVSA recommend 48 hours with an instructor and 20 hours of private practice. For a complete beginner who has never driven before, we get the majority of pupils from their first lesson to passing their test with 40 hours instructor tuition. So, we beat that by a mile!


Contact Driver Skills North East

To learn more about the different types of driving lessons we offer, contact Driver Skills North East today and speak with an expert who can assist you and answer any questions you might have.

If you’re ready to book in you can follow the link here for Intensive Courses and here for Weekly Lessons

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