The Driving Test 5 facts you might not know.

On the UK Driving test, the examiners do want you to pass, and will do everything to help you relax during the DVSA driving test.

Here are a few facts about the driving test that you might not know which you should bear in mind on the day.

1. You don't have to talk if you don't want to. If you think that talking to the examiner will not help your concentration during the driving test, politely let the examiner know that you'd prefer if they didn't make conversation with you during the test.

2. You are in control of the car, and are not being supervised! Contrary to what many learners may believe, the examiner is not supervising you during the driving test, thus if you are driving your own private car you MIGHT not be insured unless you have specifically cleared it with your insurance company that you are going on a driving test.

3. You can stop the car if you are not comfortable, or need to take a quick breather during the driving test. If you find out that your seat/mirror is not properly adjusted or that your driving test nerves are getting the best of you, it is acceptable for you to stop the car on the left (you of course will use SCALP to select the spot). Just explain to the examiner why you stopped, and as long as you stopped safely and moved off safely, you won't be penalised. You can't take a 5 minute break though!

4. You can use an interpreter or have someone along for moral support. If english is not your first language, you can ask a friend or relative along to interpret for you (just make sure they are nor an ADI/PDI),. You can ask anyone to accompany you during the driving test including your instructor for moral support, they just can't say anything to you during the test.

5. The examiner might not remember you from a previous test. Many learners remember who they had their last test with, but the examiner conducts so many tests that they don't remember everyone, so unless you did something extra ordinary like physically assault them or crash the car, they would not remember you. So if you are having another attempt a the driving test, treat it as if it were your first.

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  1. Anonymous1:34 pm

    Great points - thank you for reminding me of a couple of them!

  2. Anonymous3:49 pm

    Great points and you have made me feel at ease already and i cant wait to my driving test now! There is so much i didn't no and you have cleared it all up in just 5 simple but effective points.

  3. thanks got my test in 2 weeks ,your site has reminded
    me of a few simple but important points

  4. Anonymous12:06 am

    Thank you for your tips. I found it useful, made me feel less nerves! Thank you

  5. Some very good tips. I must admit that I didn't know that you can ask the examiner not to chat to you on your test. I always tell my pupils to give short but polite answers to kill the conversation.




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